Professor Angelique Eaglewoman Takes Position at University of Idaho
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Professor Angelique Eaglewoman (LL.M 2004), a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota, has accepted a position at the University of Idaho School of Law. Professor Eaglewoman was formerly a visiting faculty member at the University of Kansas School of Law and a former faculty member at Hamline University Law School in Minnesota. Professor Eaglewoman said, "Idaho was looking for someone to build relations between the tribes and the law school and also build Indian law curriculum. That's really my passion...It's an exciting time to be an Indian lawyer. There are so many things that tribal nations are in need of in terms of advocacy, so many things that any attorney practicing in an area where there are tribes needs to know. It's an exciting profession to be in and I am thrilled and honored to be here in Idaho as an Indian law professor." She moved to Idaho in June and plans to spend the summer becoming acquainted with the various tribes and tribal attorneys in the region.