Rennard Strickland Lecture

Rennard Strickland Lecture


"Shared Stewardship"

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 6:00 PM PST

Room 175, William W. Knight Law Center, University of Oregon

Zoom Webinar: 

Free and open to the public

Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Featuring: Jefferson B. & Rita E. Fordham Presidential Dean and Professor Elizabeth Kronk Warner (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians)
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Elizabeth Kronk Warner is the Jefferson B. & Rita E. Fordham Presidential Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law. Dean Kronk Warner is a nationally recognized expert in the intersection of Environmental and Indian law. She has taught courses in Property, Indian, Environmental, and Natural Resources Law and received several awards for her excellence in teaching. She formerly supervised the Tribal Judicial Support Clinic at the University of Kansas School of Law and has coached several moot court competition teams. Dean Kronk Warner's scholarship has included co-authoring several books on environmental issues and Native Americans and publishing more than 40 articles and book chapters. A citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Dean Kronk Warner has served as an appellate judge for her Nation and as a district judge for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe. She holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan, a B.S. from Cornell University, and also studied at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Learn more at the following link:


Oregon Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center and Native Environmental Sovereignty Project are supported in this program by cross-campus partners, including: the University of Oregon Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies; Environment Initiative; Many Nations Longhouse; Native American Law Students Association; Oregon Humanities Center's Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; Student Advocacy and Action for Environmental Justice; and Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. 




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Rennard Strickland Lecture Series

The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center (ENR), through its Native Environmental Sovereignty Project, established the Rennard Strickland Lecture series in 2006 to honor the former Oregon Law professor and dean, who retired that year and passed away in 2021. Strickland, an Osage citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was widely regarded as a national leader in Indian law and policy. His leadership helped shape the ENR and Indian Law programs at Oregon Law. In keeping with Strickland's assertion that, "[i]f there is to be a post-Columbian future – a future for any of us – it will be an Indian future" (Tonto's Revenge, 1997), the Rennard Strickland Lecture series is designed to recognize and underscore the importance of Indigenous environmental-legal leadership in the twenty-first century. 

Past lecturers include Professor Mary C. Wood, Professor William Rodgers, Professor Rebecca Tsosie, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, Solicitor Hillary Tompkins, Deputy Solicitor Patrice Kunesh, Professor Robert Anderson, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, Professor Robert Williams, Professor Carole Goldberg, Dean James Anaya, Professor Gerald Torres, Mary Kathryn Nagle, President Fawn Sharp, Professor Stacy Leeds, and Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher.

Last year's lecture:

2022 Matthew L.M. Fletcher
"The Dark Matter of Indian Law: The Duty of Protection to Indian Tribes"