Clinical Faculty
Carla Fredericks

Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Indian Law Clinic
Director, American Indian Law Program

401 UCB
Wolf Law Building Room 105T
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 105T
Phone: (303) 492-7079
E-mail: Carla.Fredericks@Colorado.EDU

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)


Carla Fredericks is Director of the American Indian Law Clinic and Director of the American Indian Law Program (AILP), which serves as the umbrella organization for Colorado Law's academic, practice-focused, and community outreach activities in American Indian law.  She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Columbia Law School.

At Colorado Law, Fredericks leads a year-long clinic in which students have the opportunity to represent American Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals in a variety of matters, designed to ready students for the complexities of general counsel work.

Fredericks is also of counsel to Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan LLP, where she focuses on complex and appellate litigation and Native American affairs, representing Indian tribes and organizations in a variety of litigation and policy matters. She is chair of the Board of Trustees for the Mashantucket Pequot (Western) Endowment Trust, and has been appointed by the American Indian College Fund as its representative to the Indian Education Scholarship Holding Fund as part of the Cobell v. Salazar settlement.

Fredericks began teaching at Columbia Law School in New York, teaching Columbia's Legal Practice seminar, focused on development of research, writing and appellate advocacy skills and working with Columbia's National NALSA moot court competition team. Previously a partner at Milberg LLP in New York, Fredericks founded Milberg's Native American practice and directed the firm's civil/human rights litigation.  She is an enrolled member of the Mandan Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation of North Dakota.

Selected Press, Media & Publicity

American Indian Girls Often Fall Through the Cracks | The Pew Charitable Trusts | Friday, March 4, 2016
Finn et al. on Sex Trafficking | CrimProf Blog | Thursday, February 18, 2016
American Indian Law Program Presents Model to the United Nations Human Rights Council | University of Colorado Law School | Monday, October 26, 2015


Spring 2016 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Fall 2015 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2015 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Fall 2014 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2014 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-001
Fall 2013 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801