The Wisconsin Law Review of the University of Wisconsin Law School hosted a two-day symposium on the Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians that brought together leading experts in federal Indian law to discuss the Restatement and critical practice areas. The symposium examined the Institute’s newly approved Restatement in five sessions, and featured presentations by Restatement Reporter and WLR Symposium Chair Matthew L.M. Fletcher, and Associate Reporters Wenona T. Singel and Kaighn Smith Jr.

Videos of the panel discussions are available on the ALI Media Library page, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Below is a breakdown of panel topics and speakers.

Panel One: Federal-Tribal Relations
Moderator: David S. Schwartz of the University of Wisconsin Law School
Panelists: Keith M. Harper of Jenner & Block LLP; Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; and Edwin S. Kneedler of the U.S. Department of the Interior

Panel Two: State Powers & the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
Moderator: Martina R. Gast of Pipestone Law LLP
Panelists: Gary E. Sherman of Wisconsin State Court of Appeals (retired); Kevin J. Wadzinski of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC; and Zeke Fletcher of Fletcher Law, PLLC

Panel Three: Tribal Powers
Moderator: Jason W. Yackee of the University of Wisconsin Law School
Panelists: Brian L. Pierson of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Amanda White Eagle of the Ho-Chunk Nation; and Andrew Adams III of Hogen Adams LLP

Panel Four: Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction
Moderator: Cecelia M. Klingele of the University of Wisconsin Law School
Panelists: Kevin K. Washburn of University of Iowa College of Law; Angela R. Riley of UCLA School of Law; and Troy A. Eid of Greenberg Traurig LLP

Panel Five: Reservation Economies and Resources
Moderator: Dan Lewerenz of Native American Rights Fund
Panelists: Dale T. White of Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe; John L. Clancy of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; and Reid Peyton Chambers of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry LLP


Jennifer Morinigo

The American Law Institute


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