Date(s) - 02/09/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wyss Scholar Speakers Series
Session One: Earthjustice Tribal Partnerships
The Colorado Law Wyss Scholar, with support from the Environmental Law Society and the Getches-Wilkinson Center will be hosting a series of discussions with practitioners in fields connected to public lands law, including American Indian law, wildlife law, and private conservation as part of the Wyss Foundation’s, Wyss Scholars Program.
The series will kick off on Tuesday 2/9 with a discussion with Gussie Lord of Earthjustice to discuss her work in Earthjustice’s Tribal Partnerships practice and the intersection of public lands law and American Indian law.
All Colorado Law students are welcome to join us at https://cuboulder.zoom.us/s/97690532082 for a casual Q-&-A about what real-world practice is like in these fields.
Tuesday, February 9th
Zoom Webinar: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/s/97690532082
(This event is open to all Colorado Law students. Registration is not required)
Managing Attorney, Tribal Partnerships
Gussie Lord joined Earthjustice in 2019 as a staff attorney and its first director of Tribal Partnerships. In this newly created role, she partners with Earthjustice regional office staff to increase capacity and expertise in our critical work on behalf of tribes and indigenous communities. Gussie has spent most of her career representing tribal governments, individuals, and Native-owned businesses, most recently at a small law firm in Washington, D.C., specializing in environmental law. She has worked with dozens of tribes and has represented clients in federal, state, and tribal courts and administrative proceedings, and has helped tribes to develop and enforce their own environmental laws and regulations. Gussie is well versed in issues related to tribal jurisdiction and sovereignty and is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Ms. Lord is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and the Virginia Military Institute.