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Gregory Silverman

Professor Gregory Silverman

Faculty Director, Center for Indian Law & Policy and Associate Professor of Law


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Professor Silverman in an enrolled member of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, a federally recognized, sovereign Indian Nation of the Mohegan people. In addition to being a tenured member of the law faculty, for the past 15 years, Professor Silverman has been an active tribal judge sitting as an appellate justice on tribal courts throughout the Pacific Northwest with the Northwest Intertribal Court System. Two judicial opinions authored by Judge Silverman have been included in the leading casebook on American Indian Tribal Law. One opinion concerned land use and zoning law, which he wrote while sitting as a justice on the Court of Appeals of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. The second opinion, which he penned while sitting as a justice on the Court of Appeals of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, dealt with the Tribal constitutional right of privacy in the context of drug testing Tribal shellfish divers. Read more >

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Brooke Pinkham

Staff Director


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Brooke joins Seattle University School of Law after spending nine years as a Staff Attorney with the Northwest Justice Project where she provided direct representation and advocacy on behalf of tribal members throughout Washington State. Brooke is Nez Perce and grew up within the community of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. Brooke most recently served as a guest-lecturer for the Law School's Incarcerated Parents Advocacy Clinic on the topic of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Brooke has particular expertise in Indian estate planning and probate, enforcing application of the Indian Child Welfare Act, protecting the rights to secure housing, tribal and non-tribal public benefits, and the education rights of Native American students. Brooke is a University of Washington School of Law graduate; has served on the Boards for the National Native American Law Students Association, the Washington State Bar Association Indian Law Section, and the Northwest Indian Bar Association.

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Liz Guinn

Liz Guinn

Program and Faculty Support


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Liz joined the ATJI team in September 2015 and serves as the assistant for ATJI, the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, the Center for Indian Law and Policy, and Graduate Law Programs. Prior to joining ATJI, Liz was community news editor at the Idaho Falls Post Register newspaper, and previously worked in communications and marketing for Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Liz received her B.A. from the University of Mary Washington.

Faculty Fellows

Fellows support CILP’s mission and provide valuable input, ideas and suggestions in pursuit of its goals.

  • Robert S. Chang, Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and Professor of Law
  • Lisa Brodoff, Director, Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic and Associate Professor
  • Ben B. Kim, Professor
  • Erica WolfDistinguished Fellow in Law with the Center for Indian Law & Policy 

Contact us

Center for Indian Law & Policy
Sullivan Hall 313
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122

Advisory Committee

The Center for Indian Law & Policy is honored to include the following individuals as Advisory Committee members: Bree Blackhorse, Galanda Broadman; Alix Foster, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community; Lisa Koop, Tulalip Tribes; Sarah Lawson, Snoqualmie Tribe; and Phil Katzen, Kanji & Katzen.