On Becoming an American Indian Law Professor: 2021 Update



There are less than three dozen American Indians who are enrolled tribal members who are tenure system law professors in American law schools. We study this group, as well as a few known tribal members who have either retired or left the academy for loftier pursuits, for purposes of identifying the profiles of tribally enrolled American Indians on the tenure track in American law schools. The object of this short paper is to advise American Indian law students and others on how to become an American Indian law professor. This paper is an update from a 2012 paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2058557.

Prepared in anticipation of the “Transforming the Legal Academy” conference.