[Article] Why the Sioux Battle Against the Dakota Access Pipeline is Such a Big Deal

The Sioux’s battle against a Dakota oil pipeline is a galvanizing social justice movement for Native Americans. By Kristen A. Carpenter and Angela R. Riley September 23, 2016 What sparks and sustains a movement? For more than a month, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and thousands of allies have gathered in camps along … Read more

Indian Country Today Media Network: 9 Notable Women Who Rule American Indian Law

By Tanya H. Lee October 23, 2013 Justice systems are never easy to come by, as the U.S. vertical hierarchy of courts, jury options and appeals processes attest. In American Indian law, with its need to integrate the principles of 567 nations (counting the U.S.), tribal law, state law, federal law, the inherent and reserved … Read more

Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel Carole Goldberg Receives the Lawrence Baca Lifetime Achievement Award

Jennifer Weddle, Carole Goldberg, Angela Riley, Mike McBride at the Federal Bar Association/Native American Bar Association Indian Law Conference at Pueblo of Pojoaque where Angela Riley presented to Carole Goldberg the Lawrence Baca Lifetime Achievement Award.   The 38th Annual Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference was held on Thursday-Friday, April 11-12, 2013 at Santa … Read more

“The Jurisgenerative Moment in Indigenous Human Rights” by Kristen Carpenter and Angela Riley

Abstract: As indigenous peoples have become actively engaged in the human rights movement around the world, the sphere of international law, once deployed as a tool of imperial power and conquest, has begun to change shape. International human rights law is now serving as a basis for indigenous peoples’ claims against states and even influencing … Read more

Director Angela Riley and Professor Addie Rolnick at the Critical Race Studies 6th Annual Symposium 2013: Building Our Home

Established in 2007, through a collaboration of CRS students and faculty, the CRS Symposium is the signature event of the UCLA School of Law’s Critical Race Studies Program. The purpose of the event is to foreground the most innovative ideas and strategies to end racial injustice, to promote learning and collaboration across disciplines, and to … Read more

Director Angela Riley to speak at Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Pathways for a New Millennium Conference

Director Angela Riley will be speaking on “Consent & Culture: Indigenous Lands & Traditional Knowledge” at the Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Pathways for a New Millennium Conference, along with panelists: Kristen Carpenter (Moderator), Colorado Law, Susan Anthony, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and Preston Hardison, Tulalip Tribes. Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Pathways for … Read more

Director Riley Lectured on the History of the Supreme Court and Native American Lands

November 14, 2012 Hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society Angela Riley spoke in the Supreme Court chamber about the history of the Supreme Court and Native American lands. The lecture, which took place in the Supreme Court chamber, was one in a series hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society on the Constitution, the … Read more

Director Angela Riley Presented ‘The History of Native American Lands and the Supreme Court’ at 2012 Leon Silverman Lecture Series

2012 Leon Silverman Lecture Series The 2012 Leon Silverman Lecture Series focuses on the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s earliest history on property rights. Reservations are required to gain entry and seating is limited. Reservations for the entire series will be given priority. Please call 202-543-0400 to make reservations. Reservations are on a first come … Read more

Director Angela Riley becomes newly elected member in the American Law Institute (ALI)

Professor Riley will serve as an Advisor for the newly implemented American Indian Law Project. [Updated: Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:56 AM PST] Read about the current project, Restatement Third, The Law of American Indians. The American Law Institute, http://www.ali.org/, is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, … Read more