John Paul Stevens Lecture: “The Third Sovereign: Tribal Courts and Indian Country Justice”

Join Colorado Law as Angela R. Riley, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma and professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles, presents the 11th annual John Paul Stevens Lecture. The lecture is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

An internationally esteemed jurist and scholar, Justice Riley became the youngest person and first woman to be elected as justice of the Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma in 2003 and in 2010 was elected as Chief Justice. She is Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Native American and Indigenous Affairs and directs UCLA School of Law’s Native Nations Law and Policy Center, as well as the J.D./M.A. joint degree program in Law and American Indian Studies. 

Justice Riley’s lecture will mark the first time that a justice of the high court of an Indigenous Nation has presented this prestigious lecture, and Colorado Law could not be more proud to welcome her. 

The Stevens Lecture, sponsored by Colorado Law’s Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law, is free and open to the public. In this fireside chat, Justice Riley will discuss Native Nations as the “third sovereign” within the legal framework of the United States. In conversation with Suzette Malveaux, Director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law, she will explain the role of tribal courts in ensuring justice in Indian country. Justice Riley's remarks and fireside chat with Professor and Director of the White Center Professor Suzette Malveaux will be followed by a Q&A with Colorado Law students and the broader community. There is a special opportunity for in-person guests to attend a reception following the lecture. 

One general CLE credit is pending for Colorado attorneys. (Colorado Law Students: This is a C.A.R.E. Pledge eligible event.) 

Visit https://colorado.edu/law/stevens for more information. 

Tuesday, October 18 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Wolf Law
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Lecture/Presentation, Live streams, Community Engagement, Virtual

Interests

Diversity & Inclusion, Law & Politics

Audience

Students, Alumni, General Public, Graduate Students

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Law School

Website

https://cu.law/RegisterStevensLecture

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