10th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture

Native Youth, Juvenile (In)Justice, and "A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer"

The University of Oregon School of Law is proud to have hosted Professor Carole Goldberg, Vice Chancellor and Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA for the 10th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture. Entitled, "Native Youth, Juvenile (In)Justice, and 'A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer,'" the event was held on November 1, 2016 at Oregon Law's Knight Law Center and was also broadcast live online*.

Professor Goldberg has taught Civil Procedure, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Legal Systems, the Tribal Legal Development Clinic, and the Tribal Appellate Court Clinic. The two clinics have rendered legal services to Indian tribes and Indian judicial systems.  In 2006, she served as the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and in 2007 she was appointed a Justice of the Hualapai Court of Appeals.   In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed her to the Indian Law and Order Commission, which investigated issues of safety and justice in tribal communities, and in 2013 issued a final report, called "A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer," recommending ways to improve Indian country criminal justice.

Having earned her J.D. from Stanford University, Goldberg clerked for Judge Robert F. Peckham, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California following law school. She has twice served as Associate Dean for the UCLA School of Law, from 1984 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1992. She has also served as Chair of the Academic Senate in 1993-1994.  In 2011, Goldberg was appointed Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel, for the UCLA campus.  

Professor Goldberg has written widely on the subject of federal Indian law and tribal law. Her recent books include "Defying the Odds:  The Tule River Tribe's Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries" (Yale University Press 2010, co-authored with anthropologist Gelya Frank) and "Indian Law Stories" (Foundation Press 2011, co-edited with Kevin Washburn and Philip Frickey). She is also co-editor and co-author of "Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law" (1982, 2005, 2012 editions), and co-author of a casebook, "American Indian Law: Native Nations and the Federal System" (7th ed., 2015). 

Established in 2006, the Rennard Strickland Lecture Series is sponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, and Student Legal Advocates for Tribal Sovereignty to honor the legacy of the law school's former dean and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Rennard Strickland by examining native leadership and vision for environmental stewardship in the 21st century. Past lecturers in this series include: Professor Mary Wood; Professor William Rodgers; Professor Rebecca Tsosie; Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior Larry Echo Hawk; U.S. Department of the Interior Solicitor Hilary Tompkins; Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior  Patrice Kunesh; Professor Robert Anderson; Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior Kevin Washburn; and Professor Robert Williams, Jr.

* For best viewing, begin video at 27:00.