Amanda L. Rockman

Adjunct Professor

Biography

Ms. Rockman is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Ms. Rockman graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2001 with degrees in Anthropology, French, and American Indian Studies. She attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, and graduated with a J.D. in May 2005.

In 2006, Ms. Rockman accepted a three-year appointment from the Ho-Chunk Nation's Legislature to preside over and ultimately decide cases as an Associate Judge of the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Court. In 2009, she accepted her second, three year appointment. Currently, she serves as Interim Chief Judge of the Ho-Chunk Nation Trial Court. In this role, she handles cases dealing with everything from family law to cases involving intra- and inter-governmental disputes. Ms. Rockman served as Vice Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Indian Law Section from 2006-2007. She was a 2007 Featured Attorney for the State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyer Division.

In 2008, Ms Rockman was a recipient of the Wisconsin Alumni Association's Forward under Forty Award. Judge Rockman works with Native judges across Wisconsin and the nation to create intertribal legal networks, as she is a board member of the Native American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) and a member of the Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association (WTJA).



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