Faculty News - July-August 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Barbara Bucholtz, Professor of Law, was a discussant at a colloquy on European Union law and an evaluator of selected Italian practitioners and judges on their proficiency in common law concepts at the University of Parma, Italy, in June. She also presented a paper, "Hybrid Organizations: Indeterminate Boundaries and the Problem of Mission Drift," at the Global Studies Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July.

Vicki Limas, Professor of Law, will be featured in an August 15 "2011 Power Attorneys & Legal Professionals" special section of Tulsa Business Journal as one of Tulsa's top law professionals.

G. William Rice, Associate Professor of Law, was a witness on June 23 for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Indian Reorganization Act. U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, held an oversight hearing titled "The Indian Reorganization Act - 75 Years Later: Renewing our Commitment to Restore Tribal Homelands and Promote Self-Determination."

On June 2, Rice presented a paper, "On Sovereign Ground: Implementing the United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Respect to Land," at the panel presentation entitled "United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Recognition by the United States – What’s Next?" at the Oklahoma Supreme Court's Sovereignty Symposium XXIV, "Seeds of Sovereignty." Also on June 2, Rice presented a paper, "Trust Land Acquisitions Under the Indian Reorganization Act and Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act," at the panel presentation entitled "Seeds of Sovereignty and the Land in Which They Grow – Indian Land Ownership Issues," at the Oklahoma Supreme Court's Sovereignty Symposium XXIV, "Seeds of Sovereignty." Both these short papers are printed in the 24th volume of the compilations of conference papers and materials by the Sovereignty Symposium.

On April 29th he presented his article, "The Indian Reorganization Act, The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and a Proposed 'Carcieri' Fix," (formerly published at 45 Idaho L. Rev. 575 (2009)) to the Third Annual Tribal Economic Development CLE Conference at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The conference title was "Treaty to Trust to Carcieri."

Judith Royster, Chapman Professor in Law, spoke on "Tribal Water Rights" at the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice meeting in Tulsa on June 29.

Contact:
Scott Been
918-631-2568
scott-been@utulsa.edu