I am delighted to welcome Kathryn E. Fort who will be blogging with us this month. Ms. Fort is the Staff Attorney for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law. She joined the Center in 2005 as the Indigenous Law Fellow. In her role with the Center she teaches both an experiential learning class and traditional classes in federal Indian law, researches and writes on behalf of Center clients, and manages administrative aspects of the Center. She is also the director of the QUICWA Collaborative Court Monitoring Program for Oakland and Ingham Counties. Ms. Fort has written articles on laches and land claims, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Her publications include articles in the George Mason Law Review, Saint Louis University Law Journal, and American Indian Law Review. She co-edited Facing the Future: The Indian Child Welfare Act at 30 with Wenona T. Singel and Matthew L.M. Fletcher (Michigan State University Press 2009). She also co-edits the popular and influential Indian law blog, TurtleTalk.
Ms. Fort graduated magna cum laude in from Michigan State University College of Law with the Certificate in Indigenous Law, and is licensed to practice law in Michigan. She received her B.A. in History with honors from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.
Her recent publications include:
Tribal Disruption and Indian Claims (with Matthew Fletcher and Nicholas J. Reo), 112 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions (2014)
The Vanishing Indian Returns: Tribes, Popular Originalism, and the Supreme Court, 57 St. Louis U. L.J. 297 (2013)
Indian Children and Their Guardians Ad Litem (with Matthew Fletcher), 95 Boston University Law Review Annex 59 (2013)
Waves of Education: Tribal-State Court Cooperation and the Indian Child Welfare Act, 47 Tulsa L. Rev. 529 (2012)
Disruption and Impossibility: New Laches and the Unfortunate Resolution of the Iroquois Land Claims in Federal Court, 11 Wyoming L. Rev. 375 (2011)
You can find her SSRN page here.