Professor Robert N. Clinton of the Indian Legal Program spoke on a panel, “One Country, Separate Sovereigns: Emerging Issues in Indian Law,” at the Appellate Judges Education Institute this weekend. The conference brought together federal and state appellate judges, appellate staff attorneys and appellate lawyers, was held at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale on Nov. 13-16. Also on the panel with Clinton was Judge William Canby Jr. of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a founding faculty member of the College of Law, Judge Joseph Thomas Flies-Away of the Hualapai Tribal Court, and Elizabeth Rosenbaum, an Indian law practitioner. The panel was moderated by Charles G. Cole of Steptoe & Johnson. Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spoke at the annual dinner on Nov. 15.
Professor Clinton will be presenting “The Return of Indian Treaty Making” at the University of Kansas on Friday, February 13, 2009. The 2008-2009 Tribal Law and Government Conference will focus on “Innovations in Tribal Governance”