University of Washington Symposium on the Restatement of the Law of American Indians

Just a reminder that early bird registration for the Symposium on the Restatement of the Law of American Indians closes on January 31. The program is packed with speakers and panelists from around the nation who participated in the development of the Restatement and will feature keynote presentations from Judge William Fletcher of the 9th Circuit and Justice Montoya Lewis from the Washington Supreme Court. Use the link below to register soon for the best rates.

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University of Washington 34th Annual Indian Law Symposium: Restatement of the Law of American Indians


UW Law’s Indian Law Symposium, an annual tradition for 34 years, will be held in two parts for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Part 1 was held on Friday, October 1, 2021 and featured a full set of topics from panelists across the country.

Part 2 will be held on April 21 and 22, 2022 and will focus exclusively on the forthcoming Restatement of The Law of American Indians. The presenters will all be from the group of experts who participated in the drafting of the Restatement. The event will be cosponsored with the Washington Law Review and supported by the American Law Institute.

We will be requesting 13.5 Law & Legal CLE credits total for Part 2 of the 34th Annual Indian Law Symposium.

28th Annual Indian Law Symposium at University of Washington


About the Program

Join us for the 28th Annual University of Washington Indian Law Symposium! As in past years, the conference includes comprehensive litigation and legislation updates and a number of topics of interest to a broad array of practitioners.

Program Highlights

  • Keynote by EPA’s Deputy General Counsel
  • Basics of Criminal Jurisdiction Under VAWA & TLOA
  • Federal Environmental Laws in Indian Country
  • Tribal Taxation Issues in Washington
  • Ethical Issues in Tribal Court
  • Current Indian Religious Freedom Questions
  • Federal Legislative Update
  • Public Defense in Tribal Courts
  • Non-gaming Economic Development Strategies
  • Annual Litigation Update