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November 19, 2021

Legal Speaker Series: Indian and environmental law with Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Submitted by Cadence Ciesielski

Join Pre-Law for its next Legal Speaker Series event at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, via Zoom. Register online. The event will feature Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean and professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, who will provide an overview of the intersection of Indian law and environmental law.

If you read the K-State First Book, "The Marrow Thieves," this event will provide a legal perspective on themes applicable to the book. Knowledge of the book is not a prerequisite — simply an overlap.

Kronk Warner was formerly associate dean and professor of law at the University of Kansas School of Law, where she was also the director of the Tribal Law and Government Center.

Kronk Warner is a nationally recognized expert in the intersection of environmental and Indian law. She has taught courses in property, Indian, environmental and natural resources law, and supervised the KU Tribal Judicial Support Clinic. She has received several teaching excellence awards, co-authored several books on environmental issues and Native Americans, and has more than 40 articles and book chapters to her credit. Kronk Warner, a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, served as an appellate judge for the tribe and as a district judge for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe.

Kronk Warner previously was an active member of the Federal Bar Association, serving on its national board of directors. In 2014, she received the Federal Bar Association President's Award for leadership and extraordinary service, commitment, and guidance to the Federal Bar Association and its members. She is currently active in the American Bar Association, where she is co-chaired of the Native American Resources Committee. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, and also studied at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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