Professor of Law
Professor Royster is Co-Director of the Native American Law Center and Director of the Native American Law Certificate Program. She writes and lectures in the areas of federal Indian environmental, natural resources, and water law. She teaches civil procedure, administrative law, federal Indian law, and Native American natural resources law. She is an editor of and contributing author to Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, and the co-author of Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases and Materials. Her article on tribal mineral development was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2003 case of United States v. Navajo Nation. Prior to joining the TU faculty in 1992, Professor Royster clerked for the Western District of Wisconsin, was the Natural Resources Law Fellow at Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, and taught at Chicago Kent and Stetson University law schools.