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Judith Royster, JD

Judith Royster, JD
Professor of Law
College of Law
Law
918-631-3191 College of Law Room 2408

Education

Other – University of Wisconsin-Madison JD – University of Wisconsin-Madison BA – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bio

Professor Royster teaches Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Federal Indian Law, and Native American Natural Resources Law. Her scholarly interests are in the field of American Indian Law, with an emphasis on water rights, energy and mineral issues, and jurisdictional matters. She is an editor of Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, the premier treatise in the field; co-author of the first specialized Indian law casebook, Native American Natural Resources Law; and author of more than two dozen law review articles and book chapters. Two of her articles have been cited in U.S. Supreme Court opinions. Professor Royster received the University Faculty Teaching Award in 2007-2008. She is a 1986 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, and clerked for the chief judge of the Western District of Wisconsin.

Research Interests

American Indian law, with a concentration on issues of water rights and mineral and energy development

Teaching Interests

Administrative Law
Civil Procedure
Legislation
Federal Indian Law
Native American Natural Resources Law
An on-line master’s class in Indian Property Rights

Publications

  • Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law (assoc. ed. and contributing author, Paul Finkelman & Tim Alan Garrison eds., CQ Press 2008).

  • The Future of Indian And Federal Reserved Water Rights – The Winters Centennial (co-edited with Barbara Cosens) (Univ. of New Mexico Press, 2012).

  • Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Nell Jessup Newton, et al. eds., LexisNexis 2005) (Board of Editors and contributing author); Supplement (2007, 2009) (Board of Editors).

  • Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases And Materials (with Michael C. Blumm) (Carolina Academic Press 2d ed. 2008) (2002) (Teacher’s Manual 2008) (Teacher’s Updates 2003-11).

  • Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases And Materials (with Michael C. Blumm & Elizabeth Ann Kronk) (Carolina Academic Press 3d ed. 2013).

  • Taxation: Issues in Federal, State, and Tribal Taxation (Training manual for tribal government officials) (Albuquerque, American Technical Training & Assistance 1988).

  • Municipal Landfill Regulation in Indian Country, in Okla. Bar Ass’n Envt’l Law Sect. Newsletter 9 (1993).

  • Native American Natural Resources Committee 1994 Annual Report, in Natural Resources, Energy, And Environmental Law 1994: The Year in Review 297 (ABA SONREEL 1995).

  • Native American Natural Resources Committee 1995 Annual Report, in Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law 1995: The Year in Review 310 (ABA SONREEL 1996) (with Michael O’Connell).

  • Native American Natural Resources Committee 1996 Annual Report, in Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law 1996: The Year in Review 295 (ABA SONREEL 1997).

  • Federalism, in The Encyclopedia of American Political History (Paul Finkelman ed., 2001).

  • American Indians: Law in Indian Communities, in Encyclopedia of The United States in the Nineteenth Century (Paul Finkelman ed., 2001).

  • Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock, in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David Tanenhaus ed., 2008).

Courses Taught

  • Federal Indian Law

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award