Kathleen Finn

American Indian Law Program Fellow

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
Phone: (303) 492-8770
E-mail: Kathleen.Finn@colorado.edu


Kate Finn is the American Indian Law Program Fellow. Kate, an enrolled member of the Osage nation, graduated from the University of Colorado with a law degree and a Masters in Public Administration, and holds a Certificate in American Indian Law.

During law school, Kate interned for the Native American Rights Fund and provided research and writing assistance to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through the American Indian Law Clinic. In 2016, Kate authored Microfinance in Indian Country, a master's thesis which focused on sustainable economic development in reservation communities. Additionally, Kate co-authored an article, Responsible Resource Development and Prevention of Sex Trafficking: Safeguarding Native Women and Children on the Fort Berthold Reservation, which will be published in the Fall 2016 volume of the Harvard Journal on Law & Gender.

Prior to attending law school, Kate worked as a victim advocate at the Denver Victim Services Network to ensure that victims of crime in the Denver metro area had access to a comprehensive network of services. She worked on the local level to connect service agencies, but also advocated at the Federal level for adequate protections for victims of crime. Kate is a graduate of Princeton University, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in a rural indigenous community prior to returning to her native Colorado.