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Right of Indian Tribes to be Self-Governing
Speaker: Steven Pevar
Sponsor: ACLU of Wyoming
Synopsis: The US Supreme Court has described Indian tribes as "quasi-sovereign" and "domestic dependent nations." But to what extent are tribes self-governing today? If tribes are no longer fully sovereign, how and when did they lose the independence they possessed prior to the arrival of Europeans? This presentation will discuss the right of tribal self-government, focusing on the views of both Indians and non-Indians on this controversial subject, and examine some court decisions that have shaped this area of the law.
The Native American Rights Fund: Natural Resource and Environmental Issues facing First Nations
Speaker: Don Wharton; bio http://www.narf.org/profiles/wharton.html
Sponsor: Multicultural Law Students Association
Synopsis: Mr. Wharton is a staff attorney at the Native American Rights Fund. He will lead a talk concerning Native American rights and legal issues including how N.A.R.F. deals with natural resource issues such as water rights and environmental laws.
Byron R. White: The Legend and the Man
Speaker: Judge David Ebel of the Tenth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
Sponsor: The Historical Society of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
Tenth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals - Oral Arguments
Sponsor: Potter Law Club
Time/Location: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm, Room 178
Frac(k) to the Future: A Balanced Discussion of the Future of Hydraulic Fracturing in Wyoming
Speaker: Ryan Lance, Shannon Anderson, and Paul Ulrich
Sponsor: Natural Resource Law Club
Synopsis: This panel will present a balanced discussion of hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming from three crucial perspectives. First, Ryan Lance will provide a Wyoming state government perspective. Mr. Lance serves as the Director of the Office of State Lands and Investments, and is a member of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Second, Shannon Anderson will provide a Wyoming environmental perspective. Ms. Anderson serves as the Powder River Basin Resource Council’s main attorney, working primarily on energy issues, including deep oil and gas development. Ms. Anderson is also the Council's lead lobbyist at the Wyoming Legislature. Third, Paul Ulrich will provide a Wyoming industry perspective. Mr. Ulrich serves as the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for EnCana Oil and Gas, USA, primarily focusing on project management. All three panel members will discuss their views on how to best regulate hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming.
NCAA Compliance and Issues Facing College Sports
Speaker: Peter Prigge
Sponsor: Sports & Entertainment Law Club
Synopsis: Mr. Prigge is a current employee of the University of Wyoming Athletic Department Compliance Office; a recipient of the Sports Law Certificate from the National Sports Law Institute; and former President of the Marquette University Law School Student Chapter of the Sports Law Society. He will present on NCAA compliance issues.
Balance to Your Professional Life: The Law and Family
Speaker: Henry F. Bailey Jr.
Sponsor: J. Ruben Clark Society
Synopsis: Cheyenne attorney, Henry F. "Hank" Bailey will be joining us to discuss life after law school, balancing life, family, faith, and the practice of law. Mr. Bailey has practiced in Wyoming since graduating from the UW law school in 1978 with honors. His practice covers a broad range of topics, including civil and criminal trials, professional negligence, and RR law.
Crude: The Real Price of Oil
Sponsor: Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice and Wyoming Society for International Law
Synopsis: Documentary, 2009. One of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, CRUDE is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film examines a complicated situation from several angles while bringing a story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.
A Panel Presentation on Big Oil in Third World Countries
Speakers:Sponsors: Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice, Wyoming Society for International Law, PLC, and the International Program
Wyoming Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Sponsor: Potter Law Club
Synopsis: The Court will hear oral arguments in the cases of:
1) S-12-0095; Wilson Advisory Committee v. Board of County Commissioners, Teton County, WY and C&J, LLC
2) S-12-0034;Hutchinson v. Wyoming
*Please see Court Room Decorum & Protocol; Oral arguments will be followed by a question and answer session for the audience.
Speaker: Larry Wolfe of Holland and Hart
Sponsor: Potter Law Club
So You Think You Can Beat a Polygraph?
Speaker: Brian Morris
Sponsor: The Federalist Society
Synopsis: Mr. Morris will be discussing the use of polygraph technology, as well as conducting a mock polygraph exam.
“We Don’t Want YOU To Vote! That’s Why!”: Today’s Attack on Voting Rights
Speaker: Professor Jessie Allen
Sponsor: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Synopsis: Professor Jessie Allen will discuss voting rights.
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