Dean Stacy Leeds Presents “Putting the ‘Person’ in Professionalism”
Posted on April 15, 2014
Stacy Leeds, dean and professor of law at the University of Arkansas, will give a presentation on “Putting the ‘Person’ in Professionalism” at noon on Wednesday, April 16, hosted by the Chancellor’s Commission on Women.
The event will take place in the Arkansas Union, Room 510-511. Lunch will be provided for those who register for the event; seating is very limited, so RSVP before Wednesday, April 9. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Stacy Leeds has served as dean and professor of law at the University of Arkansas School of Law since 2011. She holds law degrees from the University of Wisconsin (LL.M.) and the University of Tulsa (J.D.). She is also a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.) and the University of Tennessee (M.B.A.).
Her career in higher education began at the University of Wisconsin where she was a William H. Hastie Fellow. She served as assistant professor of law and director of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center at the University of North Dakota School of Law from 2000-2003. She was a member of the law faculty at the University of Kansas School of Law from 2003-2011 where she directed the Tribal Law and Government Center. She was the interim associate dean for academic affairs at KU from 2010-2011.
In 2013, Leeds was recognized with the American Bar Association’s Spirit of Excellence Award for her work in promoting a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. From 2011-2013, Dean Leeds served a two-year term on the National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform for the U.S. Department of the Interior, which reviewed and made recommendations for reform of the United State’s management of nearly $4 billion in Native American trust funds and assets. She began a three-year term as chair of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission in February 2013.
Leeds is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, a former justice on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court, and the only Native American law school dean in the United States. She divides her time between downtown Fayetteville and the Illinois River near Tahlequah, Okla.
The primary mission of the Commission on Women, established in 2010 by Chancellor G. David Gearhart, is to be an advocate for the interest of the entire community of women at the University of Arkansas. This community includes undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators, and both classified and non-classified staff.
For registration information, please visit the News section at http://uawomen.uark.edu.