Volume 34, Issue 2 (Spring 2012)
About the Authors
Stacy L. Leeds is Dean and Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law. Dean Leeds is the first American Indian woman to serve as a law school dean. She is also a former Justice on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court, the youngest person and only woman to have served in that capacity. This Article was presented at Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Tenth Anniversary Women and the Law Conference on Friday, February 18, 2011. The conference, co-sponsored by the California Indian Law Association, focused on "Gender Justice and Indian Sovereignty; Native American Women and the Law," Professor Leeds delivered the remarks as the 2011 Women and the Law Conference Keynote Speaker and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecturer.
Elizabeth Mashie Gunsaulis is an LL.M. Candidate, Agricultural and Food Law Program, University of Arkansas School of Law. Elizabeth served as Dean Leeds’s graduate assistant
in 2012, focusing on Indian law research.