From Dean Dan
The William S. Boyd School of Law is honored to welcome Suzan Shown Harjo, a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom award recipient, for a special event:
A Public Lecture with Suzan Shown Harjo
Monday, Nov. 9 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
& Mack Moot Court
Free and open to the public | Seating is first-come, first-served
Please click here for more information.
Suzan Shown Harjo, who is of Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee descent, is president and executive director of the Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization dedicated to Native people's traditional and cultural advocacy, arts promotion, and research. Among her many accomplishments, she lead the charge in Harjo et al. v. Pro Football, Inc., the lawsuit challenging the name of Washington's NFL team; and helped pass the 1996 Executive Order on Indian Sacred Sites, the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the 1989 National Museum of the American Indian Act, and the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
Special thanks to the following co-sponsors from the UNLV community for their invaluable assistance in putting together this event: College of Liberal Arts, Office of Diversity Initiatives, University Libraries, American Indian Alliance, Native American Student Association, Department of English, and the Department of History.
Additionally, I am pleased to announce Suzan Shown Harjo will speak with Boyd faculty on Tuesday, Nov. 10 as part of the law school's ongoing Faculty Enrichment program.
Also next week, we are delighted to host the Third Annual West Coast Rhetoric Scholarship Workshop, an annual scholarship exchange organized by an informal consortium of professors from UNLV, the University of Washington, and Stanford. The workshop will open on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. with a public lecture by Bernadette Meyler, the Carl & Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law at Stanford, on "The Rhetoric of Precedent." For more information, please click here.
Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law