IPLP Speaker Series

Each semester the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program hosts leading Indigenous rights scholars and legal advocates as part of IPLP’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

All IPLP speaker series events are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to law-iplp@email.arizona.edu.

Fall 2019 Speaker Series

The Role of the Assistant Attorney General in Indian County: Negotiating the Boundaries of Law and Policy

Wednesday, September 4, 12–1:15 P.M. 
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 156 

IPLP graduate Virjinya Torrez (JD, ’06) will lead a discussion on the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of being an assistant attorney general, including internal conflict resolution and distinguishing between policy and law, and the different areas of law that an assistant attorney general is called to practice in.

Advocating for Indigenous Peoples: Perspectives from the Tribal Client and Attorney

Tuesday, November 5, 12–1:15 p.m. 
Rountree Hall, Room 204

Dr. Damon Clarke, Chairman of the Hualapai Tribe, joins IPLP alumnus Gabe Galanda (’00) will discuss Indigenous advocacy from the perspective of the tribal leader and tribal attorney.

Distinguished Tribal Leaders Lecture

Tuesday, December 3, 10–11:30 A.m.
James E Rogers College of Law (Rm 164)

We are honored to host Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez for a discussion on the nation building efforts of the Navajo Nation.

Spring 2020 Speaker Series

After the Bloodbath: Is Healing Possible in the Wake of Rampage Shootings

Thursday, January 9, 12:30–1:30 p.m. 
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 156

IPLP alumni James Diamond will discuss his newest book, “After the Bloodbath: Is Healing Possible in the Wake of Rampage Shootings.” After The Bloodbath produces insights linking rampage shootings and communal responses in the United States. The book looks to the roots of Indigenous approaches to crime, identifying an institutional weakness in the Anglo judicial model, and explores adapting Indigenous practices that contribute to healing following heinous criminal behavior.

Cultivating Kīpuka: Policy Advocacy as a Path Towards Improving the Juvenile Justice System

Wednesday, February 5, 12–1:15 p.m. 
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 156

IPLP alumna Professor Lorinda Riley will discuss the connection between the juvenile justice system, intergenerational historical trauma, and Indigenous dispute resolution methods that center around healing.