Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. PST by Zoom

Event Sponsors

UW School of Law Native American Law Center and Washington Law Review


UW Law will host the 35th annual Indian Law Symposium on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, featuring a full set of topics from panelists across the country. Programming includes the following sessions: Litigation Update; Federal Legislative Ethics — Cultural considerations for competent tribal legal representation; Tribes, Mining, and Opportunities for Reform of the 1872 Hardrock Mining Act, Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (9th Cir. 2022); the Indian Child Welfare Act, Past, Present & Future; and The Supreme Court — Recent Trends and the Future for Tribes.

The program will be held in a virtual format on Zoom. It is co-sponsored by the Washington Law Review and Native American Law Center.

Note: We will be requesting 6.25 CLE credits, 5.25 Law & Legal and 1.0 Ethics, from the Washington State Bar Association.


  • Thomas Schlosser
    Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville, Seattle, WA
  • Brian Gunn
    Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, PC, Washington, DC
  • Renee Ambacher
    Staff Attorney, Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic
  • Taylor Herring
    Staff Attorney, Tibal Court Public Defense Clinic
  • Roger Flynn
    Director & Managing Attorney, Western Mining Action Project
  • Kate Fort
    Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
  • April Youpee-Roll
    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Tara Urs
    Special Counsel, King County Department of Public Defense
  • Matthew L.M. Fletcher
    Professor, University of Michigan Law School
  • Melody McCoy
    Staff Attorney & Director of the Supreme Court Project, Native American Rights Fund

Explore the Agenda and Register for the Webinar

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Registration (on/before Oct. 30, 2022): $250
  • Registration for New Lawyers (for lawyers admitted to the bar after Jan. 1, 2022): $125
  • Standard Registration (after Oct. 30, 2022): $325

Note: UW Law and university law school students, faculty and staff registration is complimentary. Registration is required and subject to verification.

For more information, contact lawconf@uw.edu