Symposium 2024 Save the Date

Save the Date!

We are excited to invite you to save the date for the UCLA Law Review’s 2024 Symposium, Red Rising: The Shifting Legal Landscape of Tribal Sovereignty, to be held on February 8th and 9th at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. This symposium will be hosted by Professors Angela R. Riley (Citizen Potawatomi) and Lauren van Schilfgaarde (Cochiti Pueblo) in collaboration with the Native Nations Law and Policy Center and the Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture, and Resistance at UCLA School of Law.

The legal landscape around tribal sovereignty and Indigenous rights to self-determination is shifting. Recent cases like Castro-Huerta v. Oklahoma and Navajo Nation v. Arizona show that the Supreme Court may be willing to overturn hundreds of years of settled precedent in favor of states’ rights and corporate interests. Even when tribes do prevail, cases like Haaland v. Brackeen hint at potential future challenges to Indian rights. This year’s Symposium will bring together the country’s leading legal scholars, Indigenous communities, and students to discuss the most salient questions facing Indian law and Indigenous rights today.

We are proud to center tribal sovereignty at such a pivotal moment. The UCLA Law Review holds steadfast to its core values of inclusion, justice, and excellence in scholarship, and this year’s topic underscores that mission.

If you plan to attend the symposium please complete this form or scan the QR code below. A formal invitation with event details will follow.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the symposium to our Symposium Editors, Aleja Cretcher and Adam de Monet at the following email address: