October 19, 2012
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Dinner & Discussion with Professor Robert Anderson
November 1, 2012 @ 7 pm
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Tribal Courts and the Federal System
November 8th and 9th, 2012
Harvard Law School, Milstein West AB
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This conference will bring together tribal judges and attorneys, tribal, state, and federal government policymakers, and scholars to explore issues Indian tribal courts currently face in criminal and civil enforcement, jurisdiction, and lawmaking. The first of its kind at Harvard Law School, the conference promises to provide expert dialogue on the latest developments in tribal civil and criminal jurisdiction and to increase awareness within the legal community of the unique place of tribal courts in the federal system.
During the first day, the conference will focus upon the work of the Tribal Law and Order Commission, which Congress established in the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. Because the Commission’s work focuses upon criminal jurisdiction, the panels on the first day will address criminal law enforcement in Indian Country, tribal criminal jurisdiction, and intergovernmental cooperation in criminal enforcement. We are fortunate to have the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, to provide the keynote address. The second day will turn to tribal civil jurisdiction, with a half-day session on the federal common law rules affecting tribal adjudicatory and regulatory authority as well as a discussion of tribal lawmaking. The conference closes with an address from the Honorable Hilary Tompkins, Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Lunch is Served!!