Invitation to Connecting with Lawyers Networking Reception on January 28, 2016

Happy New Year! We want to personally invite you and your colleagues to MSU COL’s Connecting with Lawyers Networking Reception on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Come connect with current students and recent graduates. In addition to connecting with our students, you will have the opportunity to meet judges and other members of the bar. During the program, we will highlight different practice areas and geographic locations, and have giveaways every half hour. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

You can RSVP for the event, by completing this google form, https://docs.google.com/a/msu.edu/forms/d/1Ob57E4WVRWott-4f2KxFR-hDbOCFoFNe32SsoJB2kRs/viewform. If you have any questions about the event, you can contact the Career Services Office at career@law.msu.edu or (517) 432-6830. Please forward this message to your contacts and students.

Tribal In-House Counsel Assn. & MSU ILPC Announce 2015 Conference — Call for Proposals and Save and Date — November 5-6, 2015

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CALL FOR PAPERS & SAVE THE DATE

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12th ANNUAL MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY INDIGENOUS LAW CONFERENCE

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INAUGURAL TRIBAL IN-HOUSE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION LAW CONFERENCE

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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

INDIGENOUS LAW AND POLICY CENTER

NOVEMBER 5-6, 2015

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

VENUS McGHEE PRINCE, TICA Co-Founder

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TICA members interested in presenting on the following topics are invited to submit proposals:

  • Tribal regulatory structures: Indian nations operate tribal employment rights offices, gaming commissions, natural resource commissions, and other regulatory structures.
  • Federal-tribal relations: Indian nations deal with the federal government through self-determination (638) and self-governance contracting, legislative and agency lobbying, fee to trust applications, administrative appeals, and numerous other ways.
  • State-tribal relations: Indian nations negotiate and execute intergovernmental agreements over a wide variety of issues.
  • Indian child welfare: Indian nations develop child welfare codes and court structures, litigate ICW matters in tribal and state courts, and advocate for Indian children in other ways.
  • Internal conflicts of interest (ethics panel): Tribal in-house counsel are confronted with issues relating to client conflicts of interest, internal tribal government conflicts, and inter-branch conflicts.
  • Working with outside counsel: Indian nations engage outside counsel on a variety of matters that tribal in-house counsel supervise.
  • Internal control systems: Indian nations have developed a wide variety of administrative structures to govern employment, finance, procurement, and other matters.
  • Jurisdiction: Indian nations’ assertion of jurisdiction of nonmembers is highly controversial. Tribal in-house counsel advise tribal clients on strategies to regulate nonmembers and litigation strategies as appropriate.

Deadline for formal proposals is February 1, 2015. Please keep proposals to 300 words or less.

Want to present but arent a member? Become a TICA member at www.tribalinhousecounsel.com.

MSU will cover reasonable travel expenses for speakers selected for the conference. We will be applying for CLE credits for the conference and so speakers must prepare written materials. MSU can provide research support for speakers in preparing materials, if requested.

Primary contacts:

Doreen N. McPaul, TICA President (Doreen.McPaul@tonation-nsn.gov)

Matthew L.M. Fletcher (matthew.fletcher@law.msu.edu)

Kathryn E. Fort (fort@law.msu.edu)

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