Board of Advisors & Staff

Director: Richard Monette

Professor Richard Monette

Associate Professor of Law

LLM, University of Wisconsin
J.D., University of Oregon

Teaching and Research Interests
Federal Indian Law
Constitutional Law

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Associate Professor Richard Monette served as a Staff Attorney with the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, as the Director of the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and is a past President of the National Native American Bar Association. He has also served as the Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council's Indigenous Peoples' Subcommittee, as the Chief Judge for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, a Special Judge for Ho Chunk Nation and as a Special Judge for the Trial Court of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Professor Monette specializes in drafting provisions for constitutions and codes for Indian Tribes. He teaches in the areas of Torts, Water Law, and Federal Indian law including jurisdiction, taxation, and gaming. He is the Faculty Advisor for the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center and is a Past Chairman and CEO of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota.

The GLILC Board of Advisors

The Center is now forming a Board of Advisors to guide future activities and focus. The Board will consist of an Executive Committee and several Advisory Committees. If you'd like to help shape the future of the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center please send an email indicating your interest to the Director.

  1. Each Federal or State recognized tribal government within the State of Wisconsin's boundaries;
  2. The State of Wisconsin;
  3. The Great Lakes Inter-tribal Council;
  4. The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission;
  5. The Wisconsin Tribal Court Judges Association;
  6. The Law School Faculty;
  7. The Indian Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar;
  8. Indian graduates of the Law School; and,
  9. The Indigenous Law Student's Association.

*The Dean shall select at least one nominee from each of the above groups to be a member of the Board of Advisors.

The Board of Advisors may elect such officers and committees as it deems necessary to fulfill its role.

The Board of Advisors shall meet at least annually at which meeting the faculty advisor shall present to the Board of Advisors an Annual Report on the progress of the GLILC.

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