Kristen Carpenter is the Council Tree Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School, where her teaching, research, and community work focus on the legal claims of indigenous peoples, especially with respect to issues of property, religion, culture, and human rights. At the University of Colorado, Professor Carpenter has served as a founding member of Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies, Director of the American Indian Law Program, and Associate Dean at the Law School. She frequently collaborates with the Native American Rights Fund, and Indian tribes and organizations on pro bono projects in federal and international venues. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, serves on the national board of the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Section, and is the author or co-author of numerous books, articles, and other works in Indian law. Carpenter is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.