Professor Gregory Silverman new faculty director of Center for Indian Law and Policy

November 19, 2014

Gregory SilvermanProfessor Gregory Silverman is the new faculty director for the Center for Indian Law and Policy at Seattle University School of Law.

Silverman is an enrolled member of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, a federally recognized, sovereign Indian Nation of the Mohegan people. He is also an active tribal judge, who for the past 15 years has sat as an appellate justice on tribal courts throughout the Pacific Northwest with the Northwest Intertribal Court System. Two of his judicial opinions have been included in the leading casebook on American Indian Tribal Law.

"Gregory is passionately committed to advancing the tribal sovereignty and economic development of Indian Nations and promoting the well-being and flourishing of American Indians throughout the United States," Dean Annette E. Clark '89 said. "He is also a committed educator and scholar who understands the importance of providing our students and alumni with opportunities to learn about tribal law and practice."

 Silverman will work with Executive Director Erica Wolf '05 to advance the center's work. Catherine O'Neill and Eric Eberhard will continue to serve the center as faculty fellows

The Center for Indian Law and Policy at Seattle University School of Law's nationally recognized experts, innovative programs, and strong partnerships with tribes provide exceptional learning opportunities for students and critical services to tribal members.