Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! We hope everyone had an enjoyable summer.


This year, we are pleased to announce Seattle University Professor Ben B. Kim, Ph.D. is joining the Center for Indian Law & Policy (CILP) as a Faculty Fellow to work with the Center's Violence Against Women Act data collection project. Professor Ben Kim's teaching and research areas include corporate data management, data mining, e-business, and global business management. He has published articles in International Journal of E-Business Research, Journal of Systems Management, Data Base Management, Expert Systems with Applications, Management Decision, Logistics Information Management, and many others, as well as numerous conference proceedings. Professor Kim has several chapters published in books such as Successful Software Reengineering, High-Performance Web Databases, and Data Management Handbook. Professor Kim is a tenured full professor and was a recipient of Genevieve Albers Professorship.

Professor Michael Mirande will also join the Center as a Faculty Fellow. Professor Mirande graduated from Duke University School of Law. After practicing law in North Carolina, he taught two years at Duke University School of Law (Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, Professional Responsibility), and another year at the University of South Carolina School of Law (Civil Procedure and Federal Courts). Professor Mirande has taught Federal Indian Law as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law for the past nine years and has practiced Indian Law for over 25 years.

We are similarly pleased to welcome back Bree Blackhorse ‘13. Ms. Blackhorse is joining the Center's Executive Council. Ms. Blackhorse is a former recipient of the Douglas R. Nash Native American Scholarship, prior Native American Congressional Intern, former Native American Law Student Association President, and Co-Founder and previous Editor-in-Chief of the American Indian Law Journal. After law school Ms. Blackhorse completed a clerkship with Judge Brian M. Morris in the United States District Court for the District of Montana Great Falls Division. Ms. Blackhorse is currently working as an associate in the Galanda Broadman firm. Her practice focuses on federal court and tribal court litigation involving tribal governments, enterprises and businesses.

We are also excited to announce that Jocelyn McCurtain ‘15 is joining the Center as a Research Fellow for Fall 2015, where she will work on special research and advocacy projects. She will serve concurrently as a Judicial Clerk with the Tulalip Tribal Court, prior to beginning her position next year as a Prosecuting Attorney with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Ms. McCurtain is also a previous recipient of the Douglas R. Nash Native American Scholarship, former Native American Law Student Association President, and prior Editor-in-Chief of the American Indian Law Journal.


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