Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Associate Lee M. Redeye to Serve as Panelist for University at Buffalo School of Law American Constitution Society Discussion on Tribal Sovereignty
November 23, 2020 | Press Releases
BUFFALO, NY– On Monday, November 23, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Associate Attorney Lee M. Redeye will serve as a panelist for a virtual discussion organized by the University at Buffalo School of Law’s American Constitution Society. The panel, which is titled “Tribal Sovereignty: Understanding the Legality of Indigeneity,” is the final installment of the University at Buffalo School of Law American Constitution Society’s “statehood” series of webinars.
Lee and fellow panelists Barbara Creel and Lindsay Robertson will focus their discussion on relevant issues surrounding Tribal lands. The panel will introduce participants to Indigenous perspectives on legal issues centering on land rights, citizenship, and tribal sovereignty. The panelists will also highlight the recent case of McGirt v. Oklahoma, where the Supreme Court held that regarding the Major Crimes Act, much of the eastern portion of Oklahoma remains tribal land.
The complimentary panel will be held virtually via Zoom from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23.
Lee focuses his practice on Indian law and commercial litigation matters. He has advised Tribes, and Tribal entities, in a wide range of matters from Treaty rights to corporate matters. He is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians where he previously served as Chairman of the Board for the Nation’s economic development corporation, Chairman of the Board for the Constitution and Law Reform Subcommittee, a Peacemaker’s Court clerk, a Tribal Law Advocate, and a Law Clerk in the Department of Law.
About the University at Buffalo School of Law American Constitution Society
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) promotes the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy, and the rule of law. ACS chapters offer platforms for debate and discussion about both enduring principles and the issues of the day, as well as provide opportunities for networking, mentoring and organizing around matters of both local and national significance. Every year ACS holds a national convention in DC and provides scholarships to members of the student chapters. Past speakers including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Senator Wendy Davis, and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
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