Native Law Program Faculty
The University of Idaho College of Law has an on-going commitment to educating law students in the area of Native American Law and encouraging Native Americans to enter into the field of law. Over the past several years, distinguished faculty have included Professor and James E. Rogers Fellow in American Indian Law, Angelique EagleWoman (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate) now Dean and Professor of Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, Emeritus Professor of Law Dennis Colson, Professor Doug Nash (Nez Perce Tribe), founding Director of the Seattle University School of Law Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate, Former Interim President and former Dean of the College of Law Donald Burnett, Jr., and Honorable Steve Aycock the former Chief Judge of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. In the area of Native Water Law, Professor of Law Barbara Cosens has published extensively and was an organizer for both the Indian Water Rights Settlement Conference and the Winters Centennial Conference. She also has served as a mediator in Indian water rights settlement negotiations. Upon this firm foundation of expertise as exemplified by the individuals who have contributed in the area of Native American Law, the University of Idaho College of Law continues to build.
Associate Professor of Law, Director, Native American Law Program
Courses Taught: Law 806, Civil Procedure II, Law 928, Tribal Nation Economics & Law, Law 942, Water Law I, Law 949, Native American Law, Law 969, Water Law II, Law 979, Native American, Natural Resources Law