The 16th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture will take place on Monday, October 24th at 6:00pm in Room 175 of the William W. Knight Law Center of the University of Oregon School of Law. The lecture will also be available live online. This hybrid event is free and open to the public. This year we welcome Matthew L.M. Fletcher (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa) as our guest speaker.
This lecture is part of a series established by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center in 2006 to honor Rennard Strickland, late dean of University of Oregon School of Law. Strickland served as Oregon Law’s dean from 1997 to 2002 and remained part of the law school’s faculty until his retirement in 2006. He was Osage, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and widely regarded as a national leader in Indian law and policy. The Rennard Strickland Lecture series is designed to recognize and underscore the importance of Indigenous environmental leadership in the 21st century, in keeping with Strickland’s vision for an “Indian future” (Tonto’s Revenge 1997).