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TU boasts faculty members with nationally recognized expertise in Indian law. The Center faculty publish and speak regularly in their areas of specialization, and were involved in the revision of Felix S. Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, the premier treatise in the field.

NALC Faculty:

Judith Royster
Professor of Law
Co-Director, Native American Law Center

Professor Royster is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of Indian environmental law, water law and mineral development. She co-authored the leading textbook on Native American natural resources law and is published extensively on a variety of Indian law topics. In addition to her role as a contributing author of Felix S. Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, she also serves on the editorial board for the treatise. Her article in the Tulsa Law Review entitled Mineral Development in Indian Country: The Evolution of Tribal Control Over Mineral Resources was cited by Justice Souter in his dissent in the 2003 US Supreme Court case of United States v. Navajo Nation.

Vicki J. Limas
Professor of Law
Co-Director, Native American Law Center
Professor Vicki Limas is the leading national expert on labor and employment law in Indian country. She has published articles on the juxtaposition of tribal sovereign rights and individual civil rights in suits by employees and on the applicability of federal labor and employment laws to Indian nations. She is a contributing author to the 2005 Revisions of Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law. Professor Limas is an adjunct settlement judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

NALC Fellows:

Gary D. Allison, Professor of Law
Garrick Bailey, Professor of Anthropology
Marianne Blair, Professor of Law
John Coward, Professor and Chair of the Communication Department
Janet K. Levit, Professor of Law
Marla E. Mansfield, Professor of Law, Emerita
James P. Ronda, H. G. Barnard Chair in Western American History, Emeritus