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UNM Law Professors Join Expert Panel at 40th Annual Indian Law Conference

March 10, 2015 - Tamara Williams

Professor Jeanette Wolfley

Professors Gloria Valencia-Weber and Jeanette Wolfley are invited as panelists at the Federal Bar Association’s 40th Annual Indian Law Conference from April 9-10, 2015 near Scottsdale, AZ, at the Talking Stick Resort.

Professor Gloria Valencia-Weber

The theme for the conference is “40 Years Strong: The Indian Self-Determination Era Strengthening Tribal Sovereignty” and it focuses on the significant changes that have occurred in the relationship between Tribal Nations and the United States in the last four decades. The conference will highlight the strides that have been made in the practice of Indian Law. Attendees include law students, attorneys, professors and federal employees.

Emerita Professor Gloria Valencia-Weber will join the panel “Strengthening and Enhancing Tribal Courts” on April 9th at 1:45pm.

Assistant Professor Jeanette Wolfley will discuss “Asserting the Supremacy of Indian Water Rights” on April 10 at 10:15am.

Former UNM Law School Dean and current Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn is scheduled as keynote speaker to welcome all attendees at the conference.