Faculty Profiles

Angela Riley

Angela R. Riley

​Professor of Law
Director, MA/JD Joint Degree Program in Law and American Indian Studies
Director, Native Nations Law and Policy Center
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1995
J.D., Harvard, 1998

Selected Articles

Crime and Governance in Indian Country, 63 UCLA Law Review 1564 (2016).
Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation) (with Kristen Carpenter), 94 Texas Law Review 859 (2016).
Supplement to Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Treatise), edited by N. Newton (LexisNexis, 2015).
Indigenous Peoples and the Jurisgenerative Moment in Human Rights (with K. Carpenter), 102 California Law Review 173 (2014).
The History of Native American Lands and the Supreme Court, 38 Journal of Supreme Court History 369 (2013).
Indians and Guns, 100 Georgetown Law Journal 1675 (2012).
In Defense of Property (with K. Carpenter & S. Katyal), 118 Yale Law Journal 1022 (2009).
Good (Native) Governance, 107 Columbia Law Review 1049 (2007).
(Tribal) Sovereignty and Illiberalism, 95 California Law Review 799 (2007).


American Indian Law: Native Nations and the Federal System (with Robert N. Clinton, Carole Goldberg, and Rebecca Tsosie). 7th ed. Lexis (2016).
The Indian Civil Rights Act at Forty (edited by Kristen A. Carpenter, Matthew L.M. Fletcher, and Angela R. Riley). UCLA American Indian Studies Center Press (2012).

Other Publications

Tribal Rights, Human Rights (with K. Carpenter), 2013 Michigan State Law Review 293 (2014).
Book Review, 60(3) Journal of Legal Education 596 (February 2011). Reviewing Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution, by Frank Pommersheim.
The Story of Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock, in Indian Law Stories (edited by Philip Frickey, Carole Goldberg, and Kevin Washburn, Foundation Press, 2011).
Book Review, Great Plains Quarterly 424 (Spring 2011). Reviewing Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution, by Frank Pommersheim.
Clarifying Cultural Property (with K. Carpenter & S. Katyal), 17 International Journal of Cultural Property 581-98 (2010).
Op-Ed: Sucking the Quileute Dry, NY Times (Feb. 7, 2010).
Indigenous Peoples and Intellectual Property Rights, in Intellectual Property and Information Wealth (edited by Peter Yu, Praeger, 2007).
Symposium: Tribal Sovereignty in a Post-9/11 World, 82 North Dakota Law Review 953 (2006).
"Straight Stealing": Towards an Indigenous System of Cultural Property Protection, 80 Washington Law Review 69 (2005).
Indian Remains, Human Rights: Reconsidering Entitlement Under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 34 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 49 (2002).
Recovering Collectivity: Group Rights to Intellectual Property In Indigenous Communities, 18 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 175 (2000).