Current Director

Amanda White Eagle

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GLILC Director
Assistant Teaching Professor

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

Teaching and Research Interests
Tribal Law
Federal Indian Law
Tort Law

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Amanda L. White Eagle is the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center Director and Assistant Teaching Professor at University of Wisconsin Law School. Before joining UW Law School, White Eagle was the NYU-Yale American Indian Sovereignty Project Clinical Fellow.

With nearly 20 years of tribal law experience, she has provided advice and counsel to the Ho-Chunk Nation government. She previously served as a judicial officer (an interim chief judge and associate judge), as well as the tribe’s Attorney General and Executive Director for the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice. Additionally, she serves as a tribal court judge or justice to tribal governments throughout the United States, including the Wampanoag Judiciary, Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals, Santee Sioux Nation Judiciary and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

She received her J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with liberal arts degrees (a B.A. in Anthropology and French and a Certificate in American Indian Studies).

Daniel Cornelius

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Outreach Program Manager

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

Teaching and Research Interests
Tribal Law and Governance
Agricultural Law and Policy
Business and Economic Developent 

Daniel Cornelius is a 2009 alumnus of the Wisconsin Law School and a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Building upon previous with for the Intertribal Agriculture Council in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture, food and agricultural law and development have been a major focus of Mr. Cornelius' work with the Center and his joint staff appointment in UW-Madison's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences..  His work has emphasized partnership with Tribal Nations and their members with development of Native Native agriculture and food systems, promoting improved access to USDA programs, including conservation, value-added production, and infrastructure development, as well as expanding intertribal trade and commerce.  Mr. Cornelius also serves as an elected judge of the Oneida Nation's Court of Appeals.

Previous Director

Professor Richard Monette

Professor Richard Monette

Professor of Law

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

Teaching and Research Interests
Federal Indian Law
Constitutional Law
Water Law

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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.  As one of the very few Professors of Law who is a enrolled member of a Native Nation who also grew up in his Native Nation's territory or reservation, Professor Monette was twice elected Chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa while on leave from the law school, providing a truly unique perspective and depth of knowledge on the everyday legal issues facing Native Nations.  Professor Monette has also served as President of the National Native American Bar Association, on 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 constitutions, amendments, and implementing codes for Native Nations.  In conjunction with the private bar, Professor Monette has drafted or consulted on more constitutions for Native Nations than any other person or organization. Professor Monette teaches in the areas of Federal Indian Law, Conflict of Laws, Water Law, and Constitutional Law. He is the Faculty Director for the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center.

GLILC Advisors

The Center regularly seeks the input and advice of Native leaders and Law School alumni to guide its activities and focus.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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