Second Annual Native American Law Conference:
Illuminating Native Concerns within Prevailing Legal Fields
February 7, 2015
Register here: https://eventbrite.com/event/15191278523/
This conference aims to highlight interconnections between Native issues and legal fields not typically considered to be Native-related in order to inspire Native advocates and those who do not traditionally consider themselves to be part of that category alike. The agenda will illuminate various overlaps between Indian Law, Native advocacy, and other legal fields in order to demonstrate how Native issues can be relevant and interesting for anyone.
We are hosting three panels tailored to themes of tribal justices systems and challenges of jurisdiction; environmental concerns that become human rights issues in Indian Country; and how the tools of intellectual property law prove useful for Native concerns over representation. The schedule is as follows:
Panel #1 10:30am-12:00pm
(Constructing Judicial Systems)
Lunch & Cultural Event 12:00pm-2:00pm
Panel #2 2:15pm-3:45pm
(Environmental Human Rights in Indian Country)
Panel #3 4:00pm-5:30pm
(Intellectual Property Law and Native Representation)
Confirmed panelists include Cheryl Demmert Fairbanks (Cuddy & McCarthy); Stephanie Fryberg (University of Washington); Cynthia Gomez (State of California); Darcie Houck (Partner, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan); Adrienne Keene (Native Appropriations); Jessica Koski (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community); Gail Small (Native Action); Gerald Torres (Cornell Law); and Paula Yost (Dentons).
Free for all students
$8 for community members
$22 for attorneys and CLE credit
An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California.
If cost is a barrier to attending, please let us know.
The conference will take place at Stanford Law School:
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Pay parking is available in Parking Structure 6, located at Campus Drive East and Wilbur Drive.
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If you have any additional questions, are interested in volunteering, or would like to purchase advertising space in the Conference program, please contact Cina Littlebird at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Jose Airport (SJC) and San Francisco Airport (SFO) are both close to Stanford. A cab ride from either airport is approximately $60. The shuttle service for SFO is Super Shuttle, (415) 558-8500, and costs approximately $30-35 from the airport to Palo Alto. The shuttle service from SJC is Santa Clara County Airporter, (800) 771-7794, and costs approximately $30-35 from the airport to Palo Alto. Other shuttle services and ground transportation options are available on the airport websites, including information about public transportation to and from the airports.
Driving to the law school can be somewhat confusing depending on your familiarity with Palo Alto; however, the SLS website provides detailed driving directions. These directions will lead you to the public parking lot that is closest to the law school and will describe the easiest way to walk from the parking lot to SLS. Visitor parking information is available at the university's parking & transportation website.
We recommend that conference attendees park in Parking Structure 6, which is located below Wilbur Field (off Wilbur Ln between Campus Dr & Bowdoin St), and pay at the machine in lot. Parking is free after .
By Public Transit
BART - Many people from the East Bay depend on BART for transportation. However, BART does not extend to Palo Alto. From the East Bay, a person could take BART to Millbrae and then switch to the Caltrain system.
Caltrain - Caltrain is a commuter rail system which connects San Francisco and San Jose and passes through Palo Alto. The station closest to Stanford is Palo Alto's University Avenue stop. From there, the law school is a thirty minute walk or a Marguerite ride away.
Marguerite - The Marguerite free shuttle service, line B, stops at the University Avenue train station and swings by the Law School (Campus Drive and Alvarado Row). There is also a bus system in Palo Alto. The bus stop closest to Stanford University is at the Stanford Shopping Center. From the Stanford Shopping Center, you can take the Marguerite shuttle service, line A, and then switch to line B, which swings by the Law School (Campus Drive and Alvarado Row).