Tsosie delivers talk on indigenous peoples at Paris university


July 2, 2012

Professor Rebecca Tsosie presented a talk, “Indigenous People and Sustainable Development,” on June 26, at the University Paris Descartes.

Tsosie discussed indigenous peoples’ claims in relation to national and international policies on sustainable development and climate change, comparing the role of indigenous environmental ethics and tribal law with the legal and ethical frameworks that structure domestic and international environmental and human rights law. Download Full Image

She also addressed the problem of climate change and how national and international development policies should be restructured to take indigenous rights into account. Further, Tsosie advocated for an intercultural model of climate equity that can inspire new alternatives to guide environmental and development policies for a “sustainable” future.

Tsosie teaches in the areas of Indian law, Property, Bioethics, and Critical Race Theory, as well as seminars in International Indigenous Rights and in the College’s Tribal Policy, Law, and Government Master of Laws program. She has written and published widely on doctrinal and theoretical issues related to tribal sovereignty, environmental policy and cultural rights, and is the author of many prominent articles dealing with cultural resources and cultural pluralism. Tsosie also is the co-author with Carole Goldberg, Kevin Washburn and Elizabeth Rodke Washburn of a federal Indian law casebook. Her current research deals with Native rights to genetic resources. She annually speaks at several national conferences on tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and tribal rights to environmental and cultural resources.

New immigration book includes chapter by ASU law professor


July 2, 2012

Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick is a contributor to the new book, "Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics."

From the points of view of experts across the political spectrum, the book examines and contextualizes the political, economic, historical and legal issues prompted by SB 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration-enforcement law, and by other legislation and state actions. Download Full Image

"Arizona Firestorm" was co-edited by Otto Santa Ana, an associate professor in Chicana & Chicano Studies at UCLA, and Celeste González de Bustamante, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arizona. It was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

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Hessick teaches Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, and Federal Crimes. Her research focuses on aggravation and mitigation in criminal sentencing, the criminalization and punishment associated with child pornography, and other political and doctrinal issues associated with sentencing. She recently published an article in the California Law Review on the constitutionality of common sentencing factors. She has also published articles on whether military service and other good works ought to be treated as mitigating sentencing factors and on the severity of sentences associated with the possession of child pornography.