Steven Paul McSloy

Steven Paul McSloy


  • Steve gave a presentation in October 2016 entitled “Anatomy of a Deal” to the Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Committee of the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) at its meeting on the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Steve had previously presented to the committee at its meeting at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ resort in Alabama earlier in the year.
  • Steve spoke on October 19, 2016 at Columbia Law School’s symposium “Environmental Justice: What’s Race Got To Do With It?” Steve spoke on the issue of tribal water rights and the many challenges Native American nations have faced over the centuries to maintain their rights to adequate and clean water. The symposium, sponsored by the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law and the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, also featured speakers from the Natural Resources Defense Council, EarthJustice and the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
  • Steve participated in the Albany Government Law Review’s Native American Law in the Modern Era program on March 10, 2016 at Albany Law School. The panelists, including tribal leaders and judges, addressed the most pressing legal issues, changes and challenges in modern Native American law.
  • Steve spoke at the 17th Annual D.C. Indian Law Conference sponsored by the Federal Bar Association on November 10, 2015. Steve made a presentation on the ethical issues involved in tribal economic development on a panel shared with the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
  • Panelist, Cornell Law School, Tribal Economic Development Action Summit, February 27-28, 2015.
  • Participant, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Forum on Major Development Projects On and Near Indian Lands: Best Practices in Tribal-Corporate Relations, May 16-17, 2013.
  • Steve has lectured on American Indian Law at numerous conferences and bar association meetings, as well as at Yale, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia law schools.
  • Steve has three times in 2015 and 2016 spent two days on a pro bono basis teaching Federal Indian Law for the California Tribal College’s Certificate Program in Tribal Leadership and Governance. The California Tribal College is a cooperative effort of more than 50 leading California tribes and native organizations, and its sessions have been held on the lands of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, the Redding Rancheria and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

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