Monday, May 14, 2007

Lindsay Robertson Guest Blogging

Robertsonconquest It is my great pleasure to introduce Lindsay G. Robertson, of the University of Oklahoma, who'll be guest blogging with us for a while.

Lindsay's the author of an important volume on Johnson v. McIntosh, Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands, published by Oxford University Press in 2005.  You may recall our discussion of it last year, in our talk about "Which Case Should Be First."  Now that it's out in paperback I think that your students would enjoy reading it in tandem with Johnson

Lindsay teaches and writes in Native American law and property, as well as legal history, and is working as a consultant to the state department on rights of indigenous peoples.  He holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and is a member of the storied Virginia Law School class of 1986, which produced property and wills profs William Brewbaker and Barry Cushman.

I'm particularly looking forward to his thoughts on Johnson. And I hope he'll talk a little about including Native American law into the property curriculum.

Al Brophy
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