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School of Law to Host Color of Law Event Ocober 19

Posted September 30, 2010

Western New England College School of Law will host Kathleen A. Brown-Pérez, Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, on Tuesday, October 19 as part of the School's Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series. Brown-Perez will discuss her career path with students at noon in Room C of the Blake Law Center.

kathleen_pic1_adjustedjpgBrown-Pérez is an enrolled member of the Brothertown Indian Nation (Wisconsin) and is Chair of the Five College Native American Indian Studies program. She teaches federal Indian law and policy as well as American Indian history in the honors college. Licensed to practice in Arizona and Massachusetts, she was a corporate attorney for several years in Phoenix and Boston before moving to academia and limiting her legal practice to her tribe and federal Indian law.

Her research interests include issues of American Indian identity, tribal sovereignty, and federal acknowledgment. Among other writing projects, she is currently writing a book for SUNY Press entitled The Brothertown Indian Nation: Confronting Issues of Politics, Law, and Diplomacy. She also just completed a chapter entitled "A Right Delayed: The Brothertown Indian Nation's Story of Surviving the Federal Acknowledgment Process" for an edited volume entitled Sovereignty Struggles and Native Rights in the United States: State and Federal Recognition (UNC Press, 2011).

The Color of Law series is designed to expose Western New England College law students to attorneys, professionals, and judges of color. The series provides students a chance to network with people of color from the legal community and learn about various career paths.


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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