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Rouetel and Deer

Indian Law program expanding much-needed services

Mitchell’s highly-regarded Indian Law program has received a major grant from the federal government. A U.S. Department of Justice grant of more than $280,000 will allow the program to provide even more help for Minnesota and Wisconsin Indian tribes and more experience for law students. Continue reading →

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Indian Law Clinic represents tribes in first trial

Mitchell’s Indian Law Clinic has finished its first major trial. The clinic represented the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the Sokaogon Chippewa Indian Community, and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in a case before Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin. Continue reading →

NALSA Moot Court 2013

Mitchell teams successfully take on 19th century law at competition

The topic was one of the most complicated in American law– aboriginal title–but Mitchell students were undaunted, placing four teams in the top 16 at the national Native American Law Students Association’s (NALSA) moot court competition, with one of the Mitchell teams finishing third overall. In the individual competition, Mitchell students took second and third …

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears arguments from William Mitchell Professor Colette Routel

On Oct. 11, William Mitchell Professor Colette Routel argued in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in two cases related to Summit Lake Paiute Tribe et al v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management (Case No. 10-72762 & 11-70336). These cases challenge the U.S. government’s approval of the Ruby Pipeline, a 677-mile underground natural …

William Mitchell Professor Colette Routel testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

On Thursday, Oct. 13, William Mitchell Professor Colette Routel testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. The hearing entitled “Carcieri Crisis:  The Ripple Effect on Jobs, Economic Development, and Public Safety in Indian Country,” focused on the impact that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has had on Indian tribes throughout …