Robert Anderson

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Director, Native American Law Center
Professor of Law

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Moderator, Federal Indian Law: Strategies in Litigation & Policy, Harvard Law School, Harvard University Native Americans Program, and Harvard Native American Law Students Association, The Indigenous Rights Movement: Tribal, Domestic & International Dimensions, Oct. 14, 2016 (Cambridge, MA)

Water Knows No Borders: New Challenges in Balancing State, Federal and Tribal Water Law Interests, National Association of Women Judges, 38th Annual Conference, Oct. 6, 2016 (Seattle, WA)

Indian Water Rights: Opportunities and Challenges, Yale Law School, New Directions in Environmental Law Conference, Feb. 27, 2016 (New Haven, CT)

Public Law 280 and Retrocession, University of California-Los Angeles School of Law, UCLA Law Review, The Next Frontier in Federal Indian Law: Building on the Foundational Work of Carole E. Goldberg, Feb. 5, 2016 (Los Angeles, CA)

Water Quality and Tribal Regulation, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, 5th Annual Water Law & the Public Trust: Living Within Our Water Means, Dec. 3, 2015 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Indian Water Rights Panel, Native American Rights Fund, 45th Anniversary Conference, Nov. 2015 (Boulder, CO)

Panelist, Indigenous Governance, Food Security and Rights in America's Arctic, Eighth Polar Law Symposium, The Science, Scholarship and Practice of Polar Law: Strengthening Arctic Peoples and Places, Sep. 25, 2015 (Anchorage, AK)

Public Law 280: The Washington Experience, Wisconsin Bar Association, Annual Indian Law CLE, Sep. 2015 (Bayfield, WI)

American Indian Property Rights and Sovereignty, Canadian Bar Association, Fourth Annual Aboriginal Lawyers Retreat, May 1, 2015 (Tulalip, WA)

Fundamentals of American Indian Law, Washington State Bar Association, Readmission Program, Mar. 2015

U.S. Supreme Court - Bay Mills Post-Mortem, Seminar Group, 12th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit, Dec. 11, 2014 (Seattle, WA)

Keynote, Evolving Nature of the Federal Tribal Relationship, Seattle University School of Law, The Future of Trust Administration, Oct. 2014 (Seattle, WA)

Tribal Water Codes: Regulation of Water in Indian Country, National Congress of American Indians, Oct. 2014

Payday Lending in Indian Country, University of Washington School of Law, 27th Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 12, 2014 (Seattle, WA)

Tribal Jurisdiction: Tribal Law and Order Act (2010) and Violence Against Women Act (2013), Washington State Bar Association, World Peace Through Law Section, May 8, 2014 (Seattle, WA)

Tribal Interests in the Regulation of Air and Water, with Emily Hutchinson Haley, Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Section, 2014 Midyear Meeting and Conference, May 3, 2014 (Cle Elum, WA)

Changing Land, Changing Water, Indian & State Water Rights, National Judicial College, May 2014 (Eugene, OR)

Federal Reserved Rights, American Indian Resource Institute, Indian Water 2014, May 2014 (Valley Center, CA)

Alaska Native Law, Alaska Bar Association, Apr. 9, 2014 (Anchorage, AK)

Recent Developments in Alaska Native Subsistence Fishing Rights, University of Washington School of Law, Social Justice Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014 (Seattle, WA)

Review of Alaska v. Jewell, Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Native Law Section, Apr. 2014 (Anchorage, AK)

Panelist, Natural Resources on Reservations, Stanford Law School, Contemporary Issues in Indian Law Conference, Feb. 7, 2014 (Palo Alto, CA)

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Indian Gaming Case, Seminar Group, Northwest Gaming Law Summit, Dec. 2013

A Problem-Prone Promise: Recurring Issues in Fulfilling the Federal Trust Responsibility to Indian Nations, University of Oregon School of Law, 7th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture, Nov. 2013

Testimony, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Oversight Hearing on Fish and Game Management in Alaska, Sep. 19, 2013

Tribal Law and Order Act and Violence Against Women Act Amendments, American Association of Law Libraries, Annual Meeting, Jul. 2013 (Seattle, WA)

Public Law 280 Issues, Washington Attorney General’s Indian Law Conference, Jun. 2013

Legal Overview, Alaska Federation of Natives, Native Retreat on Subsistence, Feb. 2013 (Anchorage, AK)

Commentator, UCLA School of Law, Symposium on Tribal Law and Order Act Commission Report, Jan. 2013

Indian Trust Land Issues, Seminar Group, Northwest Gaming Law Summit, Dec. 2012

Panelist, Intergovernmental Cooperation Among Tribes, States, and the United States, Harvard Law School, Tribal Courts and the Federal System, Nov. 8, 2012 (Cambridge, MA)

Harvard Law School, Tribal Courts in the Federal System, Nov. 2012

President Nixon, Self-Determination and the Trust Relationship, The Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian, Nov. 2012 (Washington, DC)

Retrocession Panel Chair and Presenter, University of Washington School of Law, 25th Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Public Law 280 Retrocession, Washington State Bar Association, 24th Annual Indian Law CLE, Jun. 2012

Panelist, Tribal Trust Fund Litigation, Washington State Bar Association, 24th Annual Indian Law CLE, Jun. 2012

How Far Have We Come? Government Policy and Native Sovereignty, University of Tulsa, Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Conference on Native American Self-Determination, May 23, 2012 (Tulsa, OK)

Renunciation of Termination, Self Determination and the Trust Relationship, University of Tulsa, Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Conference on Native American Self-Determination, May 23, 2012 (Tulsa, OK)

Tribal Water in the Pacific Northwest, Law Seminars, Big Picture in Water Rights and Tribal Sovereignty, May 2012

Panelist, Land, University of Colorado Law School, A Life of Contributions for All Times: Symposium in Honor of David H. Getches, Apr. 27, 2012 (Boulder, CO)

Alaska Native Settlement and Governance Issues, University of Colorado School of Law, Symposium in Honor of David H. Getches, Apr. 2012

Indian Fishing Rights and Habitat Protection, University of Washington, Animal Law, Public Health and Safety Symposium, Apr. 2012

Indian Gaming, American Law Institute, Conference on American Indian Law, Mar. 2012

National Park Service, Foundations of Indian Law and Policy, Feb. 2012

Nuts & Bolts of Washington Water Law, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Washington Water Law & the Public Trust, Dec. 9, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Criminal Jurisdiction at Indian Casinos, Seminar Group, Northwest Gaming Law Summit, Dec. 2011

Keynote, State and Indian Water Rights, Washington Water Trust, 6th Annual Benefit, Nov. 2011

Panelist, Federal Stream Adjudications: Will Treaty Rights to Fish Lead to Federal Court Instream Flow Determinations?, Law Seminars International Conference, Tribal Water in the Pacific Northwest, Apr. 12, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Keynote, Allocation of Water under the Practical Irrigable Acreage (PIA) Approach, Law Seminars International Conference, Tribal Water in the Pacific Northwest, Apr. 11, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Closing Panel on Federal Stream Adjudications, Law Seminars International Conference, Tribal Water in the Pacific Northwest, Apr. 2011

Panelist, Montana's Impact on Indian Treaty Rights and Property Interests, University of New Mexico School of Law, Montana v. United States: Pathmarking the Field of Indian Law for Three Decades and Counting, Mar. 25, 2011 (Albuquerque, NM)

Jurisdiction & Sovereign Immunity, Washington State Attorney General's Office, Indian Law CLE, Mar. 2011

Moderator, Conflicts in the Corridors of Power: Working with Agencies with Conflicting Duties, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 29th Annual Water Law Conference: Water Law Conflicts in Practice, Feb. 25, 2011 (San Diego, CA)

Panelist, Water 101: The Fundamentals, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 29th Annual Water LawConference: Water Law Conflicts in Practice, Feb. 24, 2011 (San Diego, CA)

Basic Principles of Indian Law, Washington State Legislature Democratic Caucus, Jan. 2011

Introduction and Conference Overview, University of Washington School of Law, 23rd Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 9, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

Carcieri v. Salazar, John Collier, and the Meaning of “Under Federal Jurisdiction”, Seattle University School of Law, Perspectives on Tribal Land Acquisition in 2010, Jun. 3, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

Overview of Modern Trends in Indian Law, Northwest Justice Project, Indian Law CLE, Apr. 1, 2010

Jurisdiction & Sovereign Immunity, Washington State Attorney General’s Office Indian Law CLE, Mar. 2010

Tribal Tax and Development Issues, Law Seminars International, Tribal Tax Planning & Partnership Structures, Feb. 22, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

Treaty, Statutory and Constitutional Interpretation, University of Colorado Law School, Law Review Seminar for the Federal Judiciary, Jan. 2010 (Boulder, CO)

Environmental Law & Treaty Rights, University of Washington, Faculty Auxiliary Scholarship Dinner Lecture, Nov. 2009 (Seattle, WA)

Fulfilling Tribal Water Needs: Progress and Opportunities, University of Colorado Law School, Natural Resources Law Center, 30th Annual Western Water Law Conference: Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents and New Channels for Inquiry, Jun. 4, 2009 (Boulder, CO)

Indian Water Rights Primer, Washington State Department of Ecology, Water Manager's Meeting, May 2009

Indian Water Rights: Litigation and Settlements, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 27th Annual Water Law Conference: Change in the Midst of Constants: Adapting Water Law to Meet New Demands, Feb. 19, 2009 (San Diego, CA)

Introduction and Conference Overview, University of Washington School of Law, 21st Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 4, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, The Indian Country Statute at 60 Years:Current Issues, University of Washington School of Law, 21st Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 4, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Federal Law Protections for Individual Indians, Washington State Human Rights Commission, Indian Civil Rights Act, Sep. 2008

Commentator, University of Denver and University of Colorado, Works in Progress Symposium, Jul. 31, 2008

Moderator, Oral Arguments Reenactments and Winters in Historical Context, University of New Mexico School of Law, Utton Transboundary Resources Center, and American Indian Law Center, Winters Centennial: Will Its Commitment to Justice Endure, Jun. 9, 2008 (Santa Ana Pueblo, NM)

Diminshment and Disestablishment of Indian Reservations, University of New Mexico School of Law, Sixty Year Anniversary of the Indian Country Statute, Apr. 2008

Native Law Update, Alaska Bar Association, Update on Alaska Native Law Issues for All Practitioners, Apr. 2008 (Anchorage, AK)

Update on Alaska Native Law, Alaska Bar Association, Annual Convention, Apr. 2008

Overview of Federal, State and Tribal Taxation in Indian Country, Law Seminars International, Tax Management for Tribes, Feb. 21, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Fundamentals of Taxation in Indian Law, Law Seminars International, Taxation in Indian Country, Feb. 2008

Fundamentals of Federal Indian Law: Part II, Washington House of Representatives, Committee on State Government and Indian Affairs, Nov. 2007 (Olympia, WA)

Indian Reserved Water Rights: Settlement Strategies, 3d Annual Northwest Indian Water Rights Conference, Oct. 2007 (Squaxin Island, WA)

Keynote, Instream Flow Strategies for Federal and Indian Lands, National Conference on Instream Flows, Oct. 2007 (Denver, CO)

Ethical Matters in Complex Indian Law Litigation, University of Washington School of Law, Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Keynote, Modern Trends in Indian Water Rights, 4th Annual Bill Veeder Water Rights Conference, Sep. 2007 (Spokane, WA)

Western States Water Council and Native American Rights Fund, Symposium on Indian Water Rights Settlements, Aug. 2007 (Albuquerque, NM)

Fundamentals of Federal Indian Law, Northwest Justice Project, Jun. 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Tribal Water Rights Developments, Law Seminars International, Washington Water Law, Jun. 2007 (Seattle, WA)

General Presentation on Indian Law, Quileute Tribal Community, Feb. 2007 (La Push, WA)

Indian Water Rights Settlements, University of Washington Water Center, Annual Review of Research, Feb. 2007

Fundamentals of Indian Water Rights Law, Washington House of Representatives, Committee on State Government and Indian Affairs, Jan. 2007 (Olympia, WA)

Indian Water Rights: Litigation and Settlements, Association of American Law Schools, Jan. 2007

Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, The New Realism: The Next Generation of Scholarship in Indian Law, Nov. 2006

Litigation Update, National American Indian Court Judges Association, 37th Annual Meeting and Conference, Oct. 2006

Tribal Powers over Members and Non-members: Exclusion and Cooperative Law Enforcement, University of Washington School of Law, 19th Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 1, 2006

The Future of Natural Resource Law, University of Oregon School of Law, Apr. 2006

Debate on Kelo v. City of New London, University of Washington School of Law, Federalist Society, Feb. 2006

Indian Water Rights Litigation, Negotiations and Settlements, American Bar Association, Water Law Conference, Feb. 2006

Indian Law for Public School Teachers, Seattle Public Schools, Jan. 2006

Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, Symposium, Oct. 2005

Civil Jurisdiction in Indian Country, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Aug. 2005

Indian Law, Jurisdiction, and Land Status, Trust for Public Land, Jul. 2005

Panelist, Litigation over Subsistence Hunting and Fishing Rights, 25th Anniversary of the Alaska National Interest Conservation Act, Jul. 2005 (Anchorage, AK)

Native Rights, Wilderness Society, Twenty-Five Years of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Jul. 2005

American Indian Law Resource Institute, Indian Law Conference for Tribal Leaders, Jun. 2005 (Las Vegas, NV)

Indian Law and Natural Resources in the Northwest, City of Seattle, May 2005

Modern Treaty Substitutes, University of Washington, Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest Indian Treaties in National and International Historical Perspective, May 2005

Basics of Federal Indian Law, City of Seattle, Apr. 2005

Indian Water Rights and the Federal Trust Responsibility, University of New Mexico School of Law, Natural Resources Journal, Apr. 2005

University of Denver School of Law, Colloquium on the Importance of Indian Law to the Curriculum, Mar. 2005

Basics of Federal Indian Law, Washington State Legislature, Law School for Legislators, Jan. 2005

Principles of Sovereignty - State, Federal and Tribal Law and Basics of Federal Indian Law, Washington State Legislature, New Member Orientation, Law School for Legislators, Jan. 2005

Tribal Water Update, Washington State Bar Association, 13th Annual Water Law Conference, Dec. 2004

Indian Self-Determiniation and Self-Governance in the 21st Century, University of Minnesota School of Law, Indian Law Symposium Series, Oct. 2004

Indian Water Rights, University of Washington School of Law, 17th Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 2004 (Seattle, WA)

The Future of the Federal Trust Responsibility, American Indian Law Resource Institute, Jun. 18, 2004 (Minneapolis, MN)

The Snake River Basin Adjudication - Indian Water Rights, University of Washington School of Law, Greenlaw Symposium Series, May 13, 2004

The Future of Federal Indian Law after U.S. v. Lara, Washington State Bar Association, 16th Annual Indian Law CLE, May 2004

Ethics Presentation - Multi-Jurisdictional Practice, Federal Bar Association, 29th Annual Indian Law Conference, Apr. 15, 2004

Litigation Update, Gonzaga Law School, Eastern Washington Indian Law Conference, Apr. 2, 2004 (Spokane, WA)

Treaty Rights, Water and Environmental Law, Gonzaga Law School, Eastern Washington Indian Law Conference, Apr. 2, 2004 (Spokane, WA)

Alaska Native Law, Portland State University, Yukon River Advocacy Training, Apr. 2004 (Fairbanks, AK)

Introduction to Native American Environmental Law, 2004 Wilderness Conference: Wilderness the Next 40 Years, Apr. 2004 (Seattle, WA)

Environmental Issue on Indian Lands, University of Washington, Native American Heritage Month, Nov. 2003

International Case Study: The United States and Federal Indian Law, Institute for International Research, Cultural Heritage and Native Title 2003, Sep. 2003 (Brisbane, Australia)

Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Member Indians, University of Washington School of Law, 16th Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 2003

National Marine Fisheries Service, Workshop on Indian Treaty Rights and the Trust Responsibility, Aug. 2003 (Seattle, WA)

Quantifying Indian Reserved Water Rights, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Jul. 2003 (San Diego, CA)

Indian Reserved Water Rights and Habitat Protection Issues, Law Seminars International, Washington Water Law Conference, May 2003

Litigation and Legislative Update, Washington State Bar Association, Indian Law Conference, May 2003

Keynote, Strengthening U.S. Democracy: The Future of Self- Determination, Smithsonian National Museum, May 2003 (Washington, DC)

The Endangered Species Act and Tribal Treaty Rights, Washington State Bar Association, Environmental Law & Land Use Section, Apr. 2003 (Seattle, WA)

Indian Water Rights and the Habitat Protection Issues, American Bar Association, Water Law Conference, Feb. 7, 2003

Overview of Indian Water Rights, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Tribal-State Legislative Meeting, Jan. 2003

Criminal Law Practice and Tribal Courts, American Bar Association, Administrative Law Conference, Oct. 4, 2002

Perspectives on Indian Water Rights and Lessons from the Klamath Basin, Great Plains Tribal Water Rights Conference, Aug. 27, 2002

Water Rights and the Endangered Species Act, Washington State Bar Association, Water Law Conference, May 3, 2002

Testimony Regarding Alaska Native Hunting and Fishing Rights, U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Oversight Hearing, Apr. 17, 2002

Ethics Presentation, Federal Bar Association, 27th Annual Indian Law Conference, Apr. 3, 2002

Litigation Strategies for Indian Law Cases, American Indian Law Resource Institute, Mar. 15, 2002

Testimony Regarding Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions, U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Oversight Hearing, Feb. 27, 2002

Indian Reserved Rights to Groundwater, American Bar Association, Water Law Conference, Feb. 21, 2002

Indian Tribes and Natural Development, Washington State Bar Association, Environmental Law Conference, Feb. 8, 2002

Overview of Tribal Sovereignty and Subsistence in Alaska, Portland State University, Institute for Tribal Government, Alaska Native Law, Oct. 2001

Indian Water Rights and Regional Planning, Law Seminars International, Power and Water Conference, Aug. 2001

Indian Water Rights and the Endangered Species Act, Law Seminars International, Washington Land Use Conference, Apr. 2001

Indian Water Rights, the Endangered Species Act and the Trust Responsibility, Federal Bar Association, 26th Annual Indian Law Conference, Apr. 2001

Indian Treaty Rights and the Endangered Species Act, Law Seminars International, Clean Water -- Stormwater, Feb. 2001

Recent Developments Under Federal Law and Policy, Washington State Bar Association, 9th Annual Water Law Seminar, Dec. 2000

Native Hawaiian Legal Status in Light of Rice v. Cayetano, University of Washington School of Law, 13th Annual Regional Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 2000

Indian Water Rights, Law Seminars International, Washington Water Law Conference, Jun. 2000

Class III Indian Gaming and State Sovereign Immunity, University of Washington School of Law, 12th Annual Regional Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 1999

Class III Indian Gaming and the Seminole Decision, Conference of Western Attorneys General, Annual Conference, Aug. 1999

Indian Water Rights, Law Seminars International, Washington Water Law Conference, May 1999

Indian Country in Alaska, University of Washington School of Law, 11th Annual Regional Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 1998

Indian Water Rights and the Endangered Species Act, University of Washington School of Law, 11th Annual Regional Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 1998

Administrative Developments, American Bar Association, 8th Annual Conference, Environment and Development in Indian Country, Nov. 1996

Keynote, Alaska Bar Association, 8th Annual Native Law Conference, Oct. 1995

Subsistence Hunting and Fishing Rights, Native American Rights Fund, 25th Anniversary Indian Law Symposium, Aug. 1995

State and Tribal Land Management, Western States Land Commissioners Association, Spring Conference, May 1995

Federal & State Litigation Update, Alaska Bar Association, 7th Annual Native Law Conference, Oct. 1994

Indian Law, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Training Conference, Oct. 1994

Fisheries in the Courtroom, University of Alaska Southeast, Future of Our Fisheries Conference, May 1994

Alaska Hunting and Fishing Allocations B 1960 to the Present, Alaska Hunting and Fishing Forum, Jan. 1994

Indian Law, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Training Conference, Oct. 1993

Litigation Update, Alaska Bar Association, 6th Annual Native Law Conference, Oct. 1993

Overview of Federal Indian Law, Alaska Judicial Conference, Jun. 1992

Alaska Native Law and the Courts--Litigation Update, Alaska Bar Association, 4th Annual Native Law Conference, Oct. 1991

Tribal Courts, Alaska Bar Association, 3d Annual Native Law Conference, Oct. 1990

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