Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M

For those committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession, Texas A&M University School of Law announces the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M University School of Law.

The ACES program is a two-year fellowship designed to help early career legal scholars get the training and mentoring necessary to become successful members of the legal academy. Funded by Texas A&M’s Office of the Provost and administered by the University’s Office for Diversity, the fellowship is designed to help early career scholars who are strongly committed to diversity.

The position has a light teaching load (one class per year) to enable the Fellow to focus on advancing their research agenda, scholarship (including at least one published article), and other necessary skills in anticipation of seeking a tenure-track, faculty position on the law school teaching market. Faculty are committed to providing the mentoring necessary to help the Fellow to succeed on the legal academic job market and in the legal academy.

Details:

–24-month term, starting between July 1- August 10, 2022. 

–Teach one class per year

–$60,000 annual salary plus benefits

–$4,500 annual travel and development fund

–Reimbursement of moving expenses

–Eligibility:  Must have earned JD or PhD degree between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2022

–Applications are due by February 1, 2022; more information about the position (including application information) is here.

Thomas MitchellBrendan Maher, and Huyen Pham are on the appointments committee for this fellowship.  Please feel free to reach out to any of them with questions. 

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Preparing for COP26

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Preparing for COP26

The University of Colorado’s American Indian Law Program and Getches Wilkinson Center invite you to “Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Preparing for COP26,” taking place:

Oct 20th, 2021, 12pm-1:15pm MT, via Zoom at https://cu.law/AILP

Moderated by Professor Kristen Carpenter, the panel features Fawn Sharp, President, National Congress of American Indians; Kim Gottschalk, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund; and Andrea Carmen, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council.

On October 31, 2021, the world will gather in Glasgow for COP26, a major summit on climate change. As the U.S. rejoins the Paris Agreement, Indigenous Peoples, their traditional knowledge, and relationship with the earth are also at the forefront. Join Colorado Law for a discussion with Indigenous leaders and advocates to learn what’s at stake for all of us.

Dakota Access LLC v. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Cert Petition

Here:

Cert Petition

Questions presented:

  1. Whether, under NEPA, an agency that carefully considers all criticisms of its environmental analysis must also “resolve” those criticisms to the court’s satisfaction to justify a finding of no significant impact; and
  2. Whether procedural error under NEPA per se warrants remand with vacatur.

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Confirms Immunity of Tribal Judges in Manoomin Order

Here are the updated materials in Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources v. White Earth Band of Ojibwe (D. Minn.):

21 DNR Letter Motion for Reconsideration

23 Manoomin Response

25 DCT Order

Prior post here.

Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Lithium Mine Opposed by Nevada Tribes

Here are the materials in Bartell Ranch LLC v. McCullough (D. Nev.):

28 First Amended Complaint

45 Atsa Koodakuh Wyh Nuwu People of Red Mountain Motion for PI

65 Federal Response

66 Lithium Nevada Response

71 Burns Paiute Tribe Reply

73 Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Reply

84 Federal Surreply

92 DCT Order

Federal Court Dismisses Minnesota DNR’s Collateral Attack on Manoomin Suit Filed in Tribal Court

Here are the materials in Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources v. White Earth Band of Ojibwe (D. Minn.):‘

Prior post here.

Federal Court Vacates Trump-Era Repeal of Obama-Era Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Here are the materials in Pascua Yaqui Tribe v. EPA (D. Ariz.):

1 Complaint

48 Tribes Motion for Summary J

72 EPA Motion to Remand

74 Tribes Response

83 EPA Reply

99 DCT Order