Co-Director, Indian Law Program
Professor of Law
B.A., University of Kansas
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: professor of law, 2015-.
William Mitchell College of Law: professor of law, 2014-2015; assistant professor of law, 2009-2014; visiting professor of law, 2008-2009.
Victim advocacy legal specialist, Tribal Law & Policy Institute, St. Paul.
UCLA: Online instructor of tribal legal studies, UCLA Extension; lecturer in law, UCLA Law School.
Grant program specialist, U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, 1999-2002.
Professor Deer is a Citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She focuses her legal work on violent crime on Indian reservations. She has co-authored two textbooks on tribal law and several academic articles on Native American women.
Leadership and Service
Appellate Judge, White Earth Nation, 2015. Associate Justice, Prairie Island Court of Appeals, 2013-. Chair, Federal Advisory Committee, the National Coordination Committee on the American Indian/Alaska Native Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (AI/AN SANE-SART) Initiative, 2012-. Board Member, ABA Commission on Domestic Violence. Board Member, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Report-writer, Amnesty International’s “Maze of Injustice” report; U.S. Department of Justice’s “Sexual Assault in Public Law 280 States” report.