Lieff Cabraser attorney Emily Harwell will be speaking at Cornell Law School’s Indigenous Law Summit 2024 on Saturday, April 13th. The event, hosted by Cornell’s Native American Law Student Association, will cover important topics related to the federal Indian trust responsibility—that is, the highest moral obligations that the United States must meet to ensure the protection of tribal and individual Native lands, assets, resources, and treaty and similarly recognized rights.

Emily will discuss “Land Grab Universities,” focusing on how some U.S. colleges and universities were built on Indigenous lands taken through the Morrill Act.

For more details and to RSVP, you can visit the event website.

About Emily Harwell

Emily HarwellEmily Harwell is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office. She works in all areas of the firm’s practice, with a particular focus on and interest in representing tribes and tribal governments as plaintiffs.

Ms. Harwell grew up on the Sac and Fox Reservation in Oklahoma. She is a member of the Mvskoke (Muscogee) Creek Nation of Oklahoma. She graduated from Cornell Law School in 2022. While in law school, she served as Executive Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy and clerked at the Native American Rights Fund (“NARF”). As a clerk, Ms. Harwell focused on Native American voting rights litigation against state governments.

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