Montana v. United States
Pathmarking the Field of Indian Law for Three Decades and Counting
A Symposium and CLE Program
The University of New Mexico School of Law
& The UNM Indian Law Program
March 24 - 25, 2011
Isleta Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
This symposium has been approved by the New Mexico Continuing Legal Education Board
for 8.7 hours of general credit and 1.5 hours of ethics credit.
$250 - Early Registration (on or before 3/4/2011)
$275 - Regular Registration (after 3/4/2011)
Student Registration – contact Mitzi Vigil (505-277-0405)
On March 24, 1981, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Montana v. United States, a case that addressed several important issues concerning tribes' treaty rights, property interests, and sovereign governing authority on Indian reservations. Despite its modest beginnings as a dispute over who controls access to a highly prized trout fishery on the Big Horn River within the exterior boundaries of the Crow Reservation, Montana since has served as juggernaut for a number of unprecedented changes to core doctrines of federal Indian law, all of them detrimental to tribes. The University of New Mexico School of Law and the UNM Indian Law Program will convene a one-and-a-half day symposium--beginning on Thursday, March 24, 2011, thirty years to the day since the case was decided--to engage law professors, jurists, practicing attorneys, tribal leaders, and Indian law students in a wide-ranging reflection on Montana, including how the litigation originated and unfolded, how the case has impacted Indian law doctrines, and what potential pathways lie ahead for tribes and states in view of Montana's enormous continuing influence.
**Registration is limited to a quantitiy of 1 person at a time in order to capture individual registration information.**
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Albuquerque
Wednesday, March 23 ………… $81.00 single/dbl
Thursday, March 24 ……………$81.00 single/dbl
Friday, March 25 …………… $139.00 single/dbl
To reserve a room at the conference rate, please call 1-877-747-5382 by February 21, 2011.
(Be sure to mention UNM School of Law conference or meeting code - IND1010 when making your reservation.)
For questions or concerns, please contact:
Indian Law Program Administrator
Telephone: (505) 277-0405