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)

Bio:

Carla Fredericks is Director of the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School and Director of the First Peoples Worldwide. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Columbia Law School.

Ms. Fredericks's areas of research expertise include indigenous peoples law, federal Indian law, human rights, development, finance, and business and human rights.

Ms. Fredericks has significant practice experience in securities litigation and was previously a partner at Milberg LLP in New York, where she also founded Milberg's Native American practice and directed the firm's civil/human rights litigation. She maintains an active pro bono practice focused 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. Finally, she is a proud, enrolled citizen of the Mandan Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation of North Dakota.



Articles

Fredericks (with Kate Finn, Erica Gajda & Jesse Heibel), Responsible Resource Development: A Strategic Plan to Consider Social and Cultural Impacts of Tribal Extractive Industry Development, Harv. J.L. & Gender Online, Oct. 23, 2018.
Fredericks (with Jesse D. Heibel), Standing Rock, the Sioux Treaties, and the Limits of the Supremacy Clause, 89 U. Colo. L. Rev. 477 (2018).
Fredericks (with Rebecca Adamson, Nick Pelosi & Jesse Heibel), Indigenous Rights of Standing Rock: Federal Courts and Beyond, 43 Hum. Rts., no. 1, 2017.
Fredericks (with Kathleen Finn, Erica Gadja & Thomas Perin), Responsible Resource Development and Prevention of Sex Trafficking: Safeguarding Native Women and Children on the Fort Berthold Reservation, 40 Harv. J.L. & Gender 1 (2017).
Operationalizing Free, Prior, and Informed Consent, 80 Alb. L. Rev. 429 (2016-2017).
Plenary Energy, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 789 (2015).

Selected Press, Media & Publicity

Mauna Kea Protests Reveal Problems in Construction Processes on Native Lands | Yes Magazine | Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Boosts Oil Production | Financial Times | Thursday, June 20, 2019
WA's Top Lawyer Took a Rare Step To Affirm Tribal Sovereignty ? Here's Why That's a Big Deal | Crosscut | Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Energy Transfer, Banks Lost Billions by Ignoring Early Dakota Access Pipeline Concerns | EcoWatch | Monday, December 3, 2018
Dakota Access Pipeline controversy cost companies at least $7.5 billion, study finds | CU Boulder Today | Monday, November 26, 2018
A New North Dakota Law Threatened Native American Votes. They Responded By Turning Out in Historic Numbers | Time Magazine | Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Concerns about voter access dominate final stretch before Election Day | Washington Post | Sunday, November 4, 2018
We're Not Done With DAPL: How Investors Can Still Support Indigenous Rights | Forbes | Thursday, November 1, 2018
What's being done to prevent disappearances of Native American women? | Al Jazeera | Thursday, August 9, 2018
Finding Little Help From the Federal Government, Tribes Are Making Their Own Ways to Fight Trafficking, | Rewire.News | Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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

Courses:

Fall 2020 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2020 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Fall 2019 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2019 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2019 Business and Human Rights LAWS 7421-801
Spring 2019 Business and Human Rights LAWS 7421-902
Fall 2018 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2018 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Fall 2017 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2017 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Fall 2016 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Fall 2016 Seminar: Advanced Topics in American Indian Law LAWS 8725-001
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