NALSA raises awareness about the need for Indian law cases in the law school canon

On Thursday, February 16, NALSA will host a discussion about the role of federal Indian law in the law school canon.

Professor Judith Resnik, Professor Trevor Morrison, Justice Barbara Anne Smith (Chickasaw Nation) and Judge Michael Smith (Sac and Fox Nation) will address how Indian law cases can illuminate issues such as federalism, sovereignty, and deference in inter-court relationships. With Professors Alexandra Carter, Bert Huang, Olatunde Johnson, and Susan Sturm, they will explore the relationship between Federal Indian law and Federal Courts and other law school courses. Columbia NALSA will leverage this discussion in order to further its mission to raise awareness among the student body about the importance and need for practitioners to engage with Indian law.