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POSTPONED: The Art of Law and Politics: The Cherokee Experience
Start Date: 4/24/2017Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 4/24/2017End Time: 4:00 PM
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Event Description:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dean Leeds' presentation has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

University of Arkansas School of Law Dean Stacy Leeds will present “The Art of Law and Politics: The Cherokee Experience” at 3 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Helen Robson Walton Reading Room in Mullins Library. The presentation will cover Cherokee law and politics over time – both the historic and contemporary Cherokee experience. Art, literature and political satire will frame the discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

"The Cherokee experience has involved both a responsive posture to U.S. law and policy and, most importantly to Cherokee people, an evolving set of Cherokee legal and political norms that evolve organically," said Leeds.

Leeds became dean and professor of law at the School of Law in 2011 and has received many honors for her teaching, scholarship and administrative vision throughout her academic career. She has a strong record of public service and is currently a member of the board of directors for Arvest Bank in Fayetteville and the American Indian Graduate Center. Previous appointments have included boards for corporations and academic institutions, as a member and officer on national commissions and as a justice on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court. She received a Master of Laws from the University of Wisconsin, Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa, Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. Leeds, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is the only female American Indian law school dean in the United States.

This event concludes University Libraries’ year-long initiative, “Explore Native American Storytelling through Arts, Literature, and Culture,” which has featured guest speakers and rotating exhibits throughout the 2016-17 academic year.

The exhibit “Stories, Vision and Memory: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art” featuring art by Bobby Martin, Erin Shaw and Tony Tiger will be on display in the lobby level of Mullins Library through April 26. “Native Representation: Artifacts from Observers and Creators of American Indian Culture” is a newer exhibit featuring rare Native American books that will be on display in the lobby level of Mullins Library for the remainder of the academic year.
Location Information:
Main Campus - (MULN) David W. Mullins Library  (View Map)
David W. Mullins Library
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States
Phone: (479) 575-4104
Room: Helen Robson Walton Reading Room
Contact Information:
Name: Kelsey Lovewell
Phone: 479-575-7311
Email: klovewel@uark.edu
Stacy Leeds
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