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Native American Studies: Faculty

N. Bruce DuthuName: N. Bruce Duthu (e-mail)

Title: Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, Chair of the NAS Program

Brief Biography: Enrolled member, United Houma Nation of Louisiana; J.D. Loyola University School of Law (New Orleans, LA), 1983; BA Dartmouth College, 1980

Courses Taught: NAS 25 NAS 50/GOV 69, NAS 41

Professor N. Bruce Duthu is an internationally recognized scholar of Native American law and policy. He joined the regular faculty at Dartmouth in 2008 as professor of Native American Studies. Professor Duthu earned his BA degree in religion and Native American studies from Dartmouth College and his JD degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.

Prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty, Professor Duthu was on the law faculty at Vermont Law School. He served as the law school’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and as director of the VLS-Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) Partnership in Environmental Law. He also served as visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, the universities of Wollongong and Sydney in New South Wales, Australia, and the University of Trento in northern Italy.

He is the author of American Indians and the Law (2008) and was a contributing author of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (2005), the leading treatise in the field of federal Indian law. He also contributed chapters for two other books, Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts: Canadian and International (2004) and First Person, First Peoples : Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories (1997).

Professor Duthu has published articles in the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the European Review of Native American Studies, the Indigenous Law Bulletin (Sydney, Australia), the Arizona State Law Journal, Louisiana History, the American Indian Law Review, the Vermont Law Review and Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. His published commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Navajo Times. He has given talks on the rights of Native Americans and Indigenous peoples to audiences throughout the US and other parts of the world, including China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Italy.

Last Updated: 9/8/10