Restatement of the Law,

The Law of American Indians

This Restatement will cement the foundational principles of American Indian law. Topics include federal/tribal relations, state/tribal relations, tribal jurisdiction and authority, and Indian Country business law.
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This project is projected to include five Chapters. Chapter 1 (Federal–Tribal Relations) is partially approved; §§ 1 through 9 were approved at the 2015 Annual Meeting. The remaining Section of Chapter 1 and portions of Chapter 2 (Tribal Authority) and Chapter 4 (Tribal Economic Development) are drafted, but have not yet been approved. The remaining Chapters will be Tribal–State Relations and Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction. 

For a detailed description of the project visit the American Indian Law page on The ALI Adviser

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Project Reporter Matthew Fletcher and Associate Reporters Wenona Singel and Kaighn Smith, Jr., discuss the project in this short video:

Matthew L.M. Fletcher Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Associate Reporters
Wenona T. Singel Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Kaighn Smith, Jr. Drummond Woodsum
Portland, ME
Carol A. Beier Kansas Supreme Court
Topeka, KS
Richard C. Bosson Supreme Court of New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM
William C. Canby, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Phoenix, AZ
Kristen A. Carpenter University of Colorado Law School
Boulder, CO
Michael F. Cavanagh Alane & Chartier, P.L.C.
Lansing, MI
Reid Peyton Chambers Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP
Washington, DC
Charles G. Curtis, Jr. Perkins Coie LLP
Madison, WI
Troy A. Eid Greenberg Traurig LLP
Denver, CO
Douglas B.L. Endreson Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP
Washington, DC
Eugene R. Fidell Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
William A. Fletcher U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
San Francisco, CA
Thomas F. Gede Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
San Francisco, CA
Keith M. Harper U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council/U.S. Mission Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Townsend Hyatt Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Portland, OR
B.J. Jones Tribal Judicial Institute, The University of North Dakota School of Law
Fargo, ND
Riyaz A. Kanji Kanji & Katzen, PLLC
Ann Arbor, MI
Neal Katyal Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, DC
Edwin S. Kneedler U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC
Leondra R. Kruger Supreme Court of California
San Francisco, CA
Stacy L. Leeds University of Arkansas School of Law
Fayetteville, AR
Stephen R. McAllister University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS
Bridget M. McCormack Michigan Supreme Court
Lansing, MI
Francis E. McGovern Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
Robert James Miller Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Phoenix, AZ
Patricia Ann Millett U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Washington, DC
Alan C. Page Supreme Court of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
Venus McGhee Prince Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Washington, DC
Judith Resnik Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Daniel I.S.J. Rey-Bear Rey-Bear McLaughlin LLP
Spokane, WA
Angela R. Riley University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Patti B. Saris U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Lynn H. Slade Modrall Sperling
Albuquerque, NM
Mary L. Smith Lansing, IL, USA
Catherine T. Struve University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
William A. Thorne, Jr. Utah Court of Appeals
Gerald Torres Cornell University School of Law
Ithaca, NY
Rebecca Tsosie University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
Tucson, AZ
Kevin K. Washburn University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM
Dale White Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Akwesasne, NY
Nicholas J. Wittner Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Diane P. Wood U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Chicago, IL
Members Consultative Group
Bethany R. Berger University of Connecticut School of Law
Hartford, CT
Mark I. Bernstein Philadelphia, PA
David S. Bogen University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Larry L. Boschee Pearce Durick PLLC
Bismarck, ND
Timothy W. Burns Perkins Coie LLP
Madison, WI
John P. Burton Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb PA
Santa Fe, NM
Peter H. Carson Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
San Francisco, CA
Robert S. Chang Seattle University School of Law
Seattle, WA
Sarah H. Cleveland Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Thomas Field Cope Denver, CO
Robin Kundis Craig University of Utah, S.J.Quinney College of Law
Salt Lake City, UT
Kimberly A. Demarchi Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Brannon P. Denning Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Birmingham, AL
David M. English University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Columbia, MO
Bryan K. Fair University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa, AL
Joseph Z. Fleming Greenberg Traurig LLP
Miami, FL
Faith E. Gay Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
New York, NY
Charles B. Gibbons Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Pittsburgh, PA
Brian E. Gray University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, CA
Michael Greenwald Philadelphia, PA, USA
Lawrence K. Hellman Oklahoma City University School of Law
Oklahoma City, OK
William H. Henning Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Kathleen J. Hopkins Real Property Law Group PLLC
Seattle, WA
Edwin E. Huddleson Washington, DC
Richard H. Hunter Hunter & Cole
St Croix, VI
Ann C. Juliano Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA
Mark R. Killenbeck University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center
Fayetteville, AR
Jeffrey D. Kovar U.S. Department of State, Legal Adviser's Office (L/CID)
Washington, DC
Peter B Kutner University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Thomas H. Lee Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Malcolm C. Lindquist Lane Powell PC
Seattle, WA
Jessica D. Litman University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Houston Putnam Lowry Polivy, Taschner, Lowry & Clayton, LLC
Hartford, CT
Guadalupe T. Luna Northern Illinois University College of Law
DeKalb, IL
Myles V. Lynk Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Phoenix, AZ
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
James R. Maxeiner University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
John J. McGregor McCormick Barstow LLP
Fresno, CA
Benjamin C. McMurray Utah Federal Defender Office
Salt Lake City, UT
Juliet M. Moringiello Widener University School of Law
Harrisburg, PA
Gregory G. Murphy Greg Murphy Law Firm
Billings, MT
Fred F. Murray University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, FL
Arden J. Olson Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC
Eugene, OR
Florentino Ramirez Ramirez & Associates, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Hugh Massey Ray, III Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Houston, TX
C. Ryan Reetz Bryan Cave LLP
Miami, FL
Christina C. Reiss U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Burlington, VT
James L. Robertson Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
Jackson, MS
Lindsay G. Robertson University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Fred A. Rowley, Jr. Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Keith A. Rowley University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Margaret M. Russell Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, CA
Karen J. Sarjeant Silver Spring, MD
Paul Schlaud Reeves & Brightwell LLP
Austin, TX
Paul M. Secunda Marquette University Law School
Milwaukee, WI
Stephen L. Sepinuck Gonzaga University School of Law
Spokane, WA
E. Budd Simpson Simpson Tillinghast Sorensen & Sheehan, PC
Juneau, AK
Matthew D. Slater Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Washington, DC
Douglas G. Smith Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
Robert G. Spector University of Oklahoma Law Center
Norman, OK
H. Mark Stichel Gohn Hankey Stichel & Berlage, LLP
Baltimore, MD
S. I. Strong University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
William F. Stutts Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Daniel M. Traynor Traynor Law Firm, PC
Devils Lake, ND
Gloria Valencia-Weber University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM
Dennis S. Voorhees The Voorhees Law Office
Twin Falls, ID
Jeffrey A. Wadsworth Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Rochester, NY
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Margaret H. Williams Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
Jackson, MS
G. Robert Witmer, Jr. Nixon Peabody LLP
Rochester, NY
William A. Worthington Conner & Winters, LLP
Houston, TX
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