Judith V. Royster

Judith Royster

Professor of LawDirector of the Native American Law Certificate ProgramCo-Director of the Native American Law Center John Rogers Hall 2416
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Professor Royster 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. She received her J.D. cum laude in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

 

Education and Degrees Earned

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison 1986
  • Master of Arts in Library Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • American Indian Law, especially in the areas of water, natural resources, environmental protection, land rights

Previous Teaching Experience

  • UNIVERSITY OF TULSA COLLEGE OF LAW
      Professor, 1998-present
      Associate Professor, 1992-1998  (tenured 1995)
      Visiting Assistant Professor, 1990-1991
  • NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE
      Faculty, Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges, 1998-1999, 2005
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
      Assistant Professor, 1991-1992
  • CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW
      Visiting Assistant Professor, 1988-1990
  • NORTHWESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW, LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE
      Natural Resources Law Institute Fellow, 1987-1988

 

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • U.S. DISTRICT COURT, WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
     Law Clerk to Chief Judge Barbara B. Crabb  (1986-87)
  • AAGAARD HURLEY BURISH & MILLIKEN, S.C.
     Summer Associate  (1986)
  • WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
     Law Clerk  (1984-86)

Courses Taught at TU

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Native American Natural Resources Law