The Indian Law Program will host a daylong CLE “Tribal Courts and Treaty Rights: Perspectives from the Front Lines,” Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9 am—4 pm, at Mitchell Hamline.
The event will feature panel discussions by alums who serve as judges and practicing attorneys in tribal court, a presentation on the indigenous legal system in Canada, and a discussion of tribal treaty rights. Presentations will also examine pending cases on treaty rights in the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts.
Approval is being sought for six CLE credits, and the cost is $30.
Panel 1: Tribal Court Judges in Minnesota and Wisconsin
- Hon. Mary Jo Hunter, Citizen of Ho-Chunk Nation
Associate Judge, Ho-Chunk Nation, Former professor at Hamline University School of Law
- Hon. Jessica Ryan ’97 (HUSL), Citizen of the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin
Judge, Lower Sioux Indian Community
- Hon. Lenor Scheffler ’88 (WMCL), Citizen of Lower Sioux Indian Community
Judge, Upper Sioux Indian Community
Panel 2: Practicing Attorneys in Tribal Court
- Jessica Miller ’12 (WMCL)
Attorney, Prairie Island Indian Community
- Elizabeth Murphy ’17, Descendant Oklahoma Choctaw
Attorney, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
- Veronica Newcomer ’13 (WMCL), Citizen, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Attorney, White Earth Band of Ojibwe
- Peter Rademacher ’14 (WMCL)
Associate, Hogen Adams
Proposing Indigenous Community Courts in Canada
Tribal Treaty Rights: Reservation Boundaries, Hunting and Fishing, and the U.S. Supreme Court
- Professor Colette Routel, Director, Indian Law Program
- Andrew Adams III, Citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Partner, Hogen Adams PLLC
- Kekek Jason Stark ’06 (HUSL), Citizen, Turtle Mountain Ojibwe
Attorney General, Lac Courte Oreilles Band
A reception will be held after the event to unveil an art and photography display featuring the history of the Indian Law programs at Mitchell Hamline’s predecessor schools—William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law.