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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2012

CONTACT: Kent Love, director of communications, 517-432-6959; kent.love@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Hosts Symposium on Indian Tribes and Human Rights Accountability

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State Law Review and the Michigan State University College of Law Indigenous Law & Policy Center host a symposium at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, on October 4 and 5, 2012, entitled “Indian Tribes and Human Rights Accountability.”

The symposium serves as a catalyst to expand upon an idea presented by MSU Law Professor Wenona Singel in her forthcoming paper in the San Diego Law Review titled “Indian Tribes and Human Rights Accountability.” Attendees are encouraged to discuss the possibility of creating an indigenous and intertribal mechanism to resolve the real and serious human rights issues in American Indian country.

Confirmed presenters include John Borrows, University of Minnesota Law School; Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University Law School; Kristen A. Carpenter, University of Colorado Law School; Trent Crable, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe; John E. Echohawk, Native American Rights Fund; Joseph Thomas Flies-Away, Independent Consultant; Carrie Garrow, Syracuse University College of Law; Carole E. Goldberg, UCLA School of Law; Joseph P. Gone, University of Michigan; Lani Guiner, Harvard Law School; Stacy Leeds, University of Arkansas School of Law; Eva Petoskey, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; Frank Pommersheim, University of South Dakota School of Law; Angela R. Riley, UCLA School of Law; Wenona T. Singel, Michigan State University College of Law; Joseph William Singer, Harvard Law School; Heidi K. Stark, University of Victoria; Gerald Torres, University of Texas School of Law; Rebecca Tsosie, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; and Gwen Westerman, Minnesota State University.

More information can be found at www.law.msu.edu/tribes-accountability

Published since 1931, the Michigan State Law Review is edited and published entirely by students at Michigan State University College of Law. It publishes five issues per year and sponsors symposia examining current legal topics.

The Indigenous Law and Policy Center is committed to the education of Native law students and the training of lawyers prepared to work on behalf of tribes around the country, whether for tribal governments, private law firms or non-profit organizations.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world's problems. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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