Professor Mills to Present at Indian Law Conference

Monte MillsProfessor Monte Mills will present on two panels at the upcoming 12th Annual Indian Law Conference at the Michigan State University College of Law. The conference, entitled “Aandaakonige: From the Trilogy to TICA,” will take place November 5-6 2015 and will mark the first conference gathering of the Tribal In-house Counsel Association (TICA); a national network of attorneys working for Indian tribes. The conference agenda includes a number of leading Indian law scholars and practitioners presenting on a variety of issues, including tort claims in Indian Country, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and the 2012 re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that recognized expanded tribal criminal jurisdiction.

Professor Mills’ presentations will include a session on tribal self-determination and energy development legislation as part of a panel on tribal environmental regulatory structures and an overview of his experiences as Director of an in-house tribal legal department as part of an ethics panel for tribal in-house counsel.