Indian Tribes and Environmental Concerns – Professor Elizabeth Kronk-Warner

Professor Kronk’s research focuses on the intersection of environmental and natural resources law and federal Indian law.  Currently, Professor Kronk is engaged in several projects related to the impact of climate change on indigenous people and energy development in Indian country.  She spoke on June 14th at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence.

Professor Kronk joined the KU Law faculty in June 2012. Prior to her arrival at KU, Kronk served on the law faculties at Texas Tech University and the University of Montana. In 2010, Kronk was selected to serve as an Environmental Justice Young Fellow through the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School. In addition to teaching, Kronk serves as an appellate judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Court of Appeals in Michigan. Before entering academia, Kronk practiced environmental, Indian, and energy law as an associate in the Washington, D.C., offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP. Kronk previously served as chair of the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section and was elected to the Association’s national board of directors in 2011. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University. Kronk is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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