October 1, 2012 – The Indian Law and Order Commission will hold an open meeting with the UCLA community on Tuesday, October 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the law school’s Library Tower. Commissioners will present the work of the group and will respond to questions. A reception to honor the commission will follow the presentation.
Under the leadership of the commission’s chair, former Colorado United States Attorney Troy Eid, the Indian Law and Order Commission has been holding field hearings throughout Indian country, and is now in the process of developing a report to Congress and President Obama. The nine-member panel was created by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 with the goal of improving public safety on Indian lands.
Carole Goldberg, the Jonathan D. Varat distinguished professor of law and UCLA’s vice chancellor for academic personnel, was appointed by President Obama to the commission in January 2011. In addition, UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center has provided research support to the commission through its Partners for Justice initiative.
For additional information about the Indian Law and Order Commission and its commissioners, please see www.indianlawandordercommission.com.