Stuart Banner
Professor of Law
B.A. Yale, 1985
J.D. Stanford, 1988
UCLA Law faculty since 2001
Stuart Banner teaches Property, American Legal History, the Capital Punishment Clinic, and a variety of other courses. Professor Banner is a legal historian who has written about a wide range of topics in American and British legal history.  His books include Who Owns the Sky? The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers On (Harvard University Press, 2008), Possessing the Pacific: Land, Settlers, and Indigenous People from Australia to Alaska (Harvard University Press, 2007), How the Indians Lost Their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier (Harvard University Press, 2005), The Death Penalty: An American History (Harvard University Press, 2002), Legal Systems in Conflict: Property and Sovereignty in Missouri, 1750-1860 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000), and Anglo-American Securities Regulation: Cultural and Political Roots, 1690-1860 (Cambridge University Press, 1998).  He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Fulbright Scholar Program, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Professor Banner graduated from Stanford Law School, where he was articles editor of the Stanford Law Review.  He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.  He practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell and at the Office of the Appellate Defender, both in New York.  Before coming to UCLA, he taught at Washington University in St. Louis.



Jessica R. Cattelino
Ph.D., NYU 2004
Office: 397 HAINES HALL
Phone: 310-825-4400
Fax: 310-206-7833
Mailing Address:
UCLA Department of Anthropology
341 Haines Hall - Box 951553
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553               

Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Research Interests
Sociocultural anthropology, citizenship and sovereignty, indigeneity and settler colonialism, economy and value, gender, environment, American public culture, Indian gaming; United States, Native North America.








Duane W Champagne
Ph. D., Harvard University
Office: 292 HAINES
Phone: 3108251313
Fax: 310-206-9838
Mailing Address:
UCLA Department of Sociology
264 Haines Hall - Box 951551
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551

Comparative/Historical Sociology, Cultural Sociology
Research Interests
My interests focus on processes of social change and institutionalization. Empirically, I have looked at institutional change and variation among native American societies and their social, economic and political responses to Western influences (i.e. incorporation into the world system, geopolitical competition and trans-societal cultural interactions). Other related interests include theory, historical and comparative analysis, and fieldwork.
Selected Publications
American Indian Societies: Strategies and Conditions of Political and Cultural Survival, Cambridge, MA: Cultural Survival Inc. 1989.

Social Order and Political Change: Constitutional Governments among the Cherokee, The Choctaw, and Chickasaw and the Creek, Stanford University, 1992.

The Native North American Almanac, Second Edition. Detroit, Gale Research Inc., 2001.



Mishuana Goeman
Ph.D., Stanford University, Modern Thought and Literature, 2003 Stanford, CA
Dissertation: "Unconquered Nations, Unconquered Women: Native Women Writers (Re)Mapping Race, Nation, and Gender". Directors: Professor Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano (Chair), Professor Mary L. Pratt, Professor Richard White, and Professor Elaine Jahner.
A.M., Stanford University, Modern Thought and Literature, 2000, Stanford, CA
A.B., Dartmouth College, English Literature and Native American Studies, 1994, Hanover, NH
Study Abroad, University College of London, English Department, Fall and Winter, 1992-1993
 T.R.I.B.E.S. Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Summer 1990



Carole E. Goldberg
Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law
Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel
B.A. Smith College, 1968
J.D. Stanford, 1971
UCLA Law faculty since 1972

Carole Goldberg teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Legal Systems, the Tribal Legal Development Clinic, and the Tribal Appellate Court Clinic. The two clinics render legal services to Indian tribes and Indian judicial systems.  In 2006, she served as the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and in 2007 she was appointed a Justice of the Hualapai Court of Appeals.   In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed her to the Indian Law and Order Commission, which is investigating and recommending ways to improve Indian country criminal justice.

Following law school, Professor Goldberg clerked for Judge Robert F. Peckham, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  She has twice served as Associate Dean for the School of Law, from 1984 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1992. She has also served as Chair of the Academic Senate in 1993-1994.  In 2011, she was appointed Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel, for the UCLA campus.

Her recent books include Defying the Odds:  The Tule River Tribe's Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries (Yale University Press 2010, co-authored with anthropologist Gelya Frank) and Indian Law Stories (Foundation Press 2011, co-edited with Kevin Washburn and Philip Frickey).  Professor Goldberg has written widely on the subject of federal Indian law and tribal law, and is co-editor and co-author of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (1982 and 2005 editions), as well as co-author of a casebook, American Indian Law:  Native Nations and the Federal System (6th ed., 2010). She is currently co-principal investigator of a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to study the administration of criminal justice in Indian country.


  James Kawahara
Adjunct faculty
B.A. UCLA , 1986
J.D. UCLA School of Law, 1991
UCLA Law faculty since 2007
James Kawahara teaches the Tribal Legal Development Clinic and the Tribal Appellate Court Clinic. A graduate of UCLA School of Law, Professor Kawahara has over fifteen years of legal experience in the areas of federal Indian law, litigation, education and environmental law. After spending ten years with two national law firms, he recently opened his own firm, Kawahara Law.
As a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Professor Kawahara has pursued a career serving the needs of individual Indians and tribal governments. He represents individual Indians in the area of real estate development on Indian Reservations in the Southern California area, and he provides counsel to tribal governments in the areas of economic development, gaming law, tribal ordinance development, environmental regulation and in federal Indian law and general commercial litigation.
Professor Kawahara's legal experience also includes a broad range of state and federal commercial litigation matters, including appellate matters. He has represented tribal governments in important sovereignty cases and major corporations in multi-party complex litigation under state environmental laws. Recently, he has been counsel of record in cases that involved issues related to Indian sovereignty in the context of tribal enrollment decisions, and tribal regulation of gaming conducted on Indian lands under a tribal-state gaming compact.


Angela Riley
Professor of Law

Director, UCLA American Indian Studies Center
Director, MA/JD Joint Degree Program in Law and American Indian Studies 
Co-Director, Native Nations Law and Policy Center
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1995
J.D., Harvard, 1998
Angela Riley is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.  She is also the Director of UCLA's J.D./M.A. joint degree program in Law and American Indian Studies.  Her research focuses on issues related to indigenous peoples’ rights, with a particular emphasis on cultural property and Native governance.  Her work has been published in the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Washington Law Review and others.  She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma and her law degree from Harvard Law School.
After clerking for Chief Judge T. Kern of the Northern District of Oklahoma, she worked as a litigator at Quinn Emanuel in Los Angeles, specializing in intellectual property litigation.  In 2003 she was selected to serve on her tribe’s Supreme Court, becoming the first woman and youngest Justice of the Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma.  In 2010, she was elected as Chief Justice.  She was recently appointed to serve on the United Nations - Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership Policy Board, which is a commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and calls for its full realization through the mobilization of financial and technical assistance.  She is also an Evidentiary Hearing Officer for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians


  DeAnna M. Rivera
Director, Tribal Learning Community & Educational Exchange
B.A. SUNY Stony Brook
M.A. SUNY Stony Brook
J.D. University of Arizona
LL.M University of Arizona
DeAnna M. Rivera is the Director of the Tribal Learning Community & Educational Exchange (TLCEE), a program associated with the Native National Law and Policy Center at the UCLA School of Law. She teaches the American Indian Studies Working in Tribal Communities Series and assists with the Tribal Legal Development Clinic.  TLCEE creates partnerships between traditional knowledge-bearers from various Native communities and UCLA classroom professionals to bring students unique perspectives on contemporary Native nation-building. DeAnna teaches the series of courses crafted to train students for work in Native communities locally, nationally, and internationally. She began a career as a writing professor prior to attending law school in Arizona where she became the coordinator for the Tucson Indian Center Legal Referral Program. Some of her most rewarding work is with her own Taíno community in Puerto Rico on their cultural resource management issues, including repatriation and sacred site protection.