October 6, 2016 – Carole Goldberg, Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law, will receive the Outstanding Achievement in California Indian Law Award for 2016 from the California Indian Law Association (CILA) on October 14, 2016. Professor Goldberg, who is a founding board member of CILA, is being honored for her work with tribal nations and many contributions to California Indian Law.
Professor Goldberg has demonstrated a long commitment to Indian Law. At UCLA School of Law, she has taught Federal Indian Law, Civil Procedure, Tribal Legal Systems and led both the Tribal Legal Development Clinic and the Tribal Appellate Court Clinic, both of which have rendered legal services to Indian tribes and Indian judicial systems. She also served as a driving force behind the joint J.D. – M.A. degree in American Indian Studies and the continued excellence of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.
In 2006, Professor Goldberg served as the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and in 2007 she was appointed a justice of the Hualapai Court of Appeals. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed her to the Indian Law and Order Commission, which investigated issues of safety and justice in tribal communities, and in 2013 issued a final report recommending ways to improve Indian country criminal justice. Also in 2013, the Indian Law Section of the Federal Bar Association conferred upon her its prestigious Lawrence F. Baca Lifetime Achievement Award. A founding faculty member of UCLA Law’s Critical Race Studies Program, she served from 2011 to 2016 as UCLA's Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel.
CILA will honor Professor Goldberg at its 16th Annual California Indian Law Conference & Gala to be held at Viejas Casino and Resort in Alpine, California.
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