Indian Law and Order Commission Presentation, Q&A, and Reception

UCLA Institute on Criminal Law in Indian Country

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
4:30 pm
UCLA School of Law
Law School’s Library Tower

In 2010, Congress passed the landmark Tribal Law and Order Act, designed to improve community safety and criminal justice in Indian country.  Recognizing that more could and should be done, Congress also established the Indian Law and Order Commission, consisting of both Presidential and Congressional appointees, and charged it with recommending further improvements.  UCLA’s Carole Goldberg, the Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law and now UCLA’s Vice Chancellor for Academic  Personnel, was one of President Obama’s three appointees to the Commission -- the only academic among its nine members.  In addition, UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center has provided research support to the Commission, through its Partners for Justice initiative.

Under the leadership of the Commission’s chair, former Colorado United States Attorney Troy Eid, the Commission has been holding field hearings throughout Indian country, and is now in the process of developing its report to Congress and President Obama.  The Commission will be holding its next business meeting/working session at UCLA School of Law on Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10, 2012.  At 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 9 the Commission will hold an open meeting with the UCLA community in the Law School’s Library Tower, presenting its work and responding to questions.  At 6:00, following the Commission’s presentation, there will be a reception to honor the Commission and its relationship with UCLA.

For additional information about the Indian Law and Order Commission and its commissioners, see