UW Law Hosts Coming Together of Peoples Indigenous Law Conference on April 12-13

On April 12 and 13, the UW Law School Indigenous Law Students Association will host the Coming Together of Peoples Conference, the longest-running student-led Indigenous law conference.  It is open to both in-person attendance and virtual participation via Zoom.

Registration Information: The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is now available. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are currently pending for Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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  • Keynote Address: JoAnn Jones, a former Ho Chunk Judge and the tribe’s first female leader, will deliver the keynote speech.
  • The Enbridge Line 5 Case: A panel will explore the significant legal and environmental implications of this controversial pipeline project.
  • Ethics in Indian Law: A session dedicated to the unique ethical considerations involved in practicing Indigenous law.
  • Interdisciplinary Research: A discussion on the role of interdisciplinary approaches in advancing Federal Indian Law.
  • Publication of Tribal Nation Codes and Cases Panel: This panel, which I am honored to be a part of, will address the challenges and importance of making tribal legal materials accessible for fair governance and judicial participation.

For any questions or further information, please feel free to reach out to the Indigenous Law Students Association at uwisconsin.ilsa@gmail.com.