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Professor Lindsay G. Robertson is a graduate of Davidson College (A.B., 1981) and the University of Virginia (J.D./M.A. 1986, Ph,D. 1997) and joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 1997. He teaches courses in Federal Indian Law, Comparative and International Indigenous Peoples Law, U.S. Constitutional Law, Oklahoma Constitutional Law, and Legal History and serves as Faculty Director of the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy and Founding Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic.
Professor Robertson served as Special Counsel on Indian Affairs to Governors Frank Keating and Brad Henry. He was Private Sector Advisor to the U.S. Department of State delegations to the Working Groups on the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2004-06) and the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2004-07) and from 2010-12 was a member of the U.S Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law. In 2014, he served as advisor on indigenous peoples law to the Chair of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. He has spoken widely on international and comparative indigenous peoples law issues in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
In 2014, he was the recipient of the first David L. Boren Award for Outstanding Global Engagement. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the author of Conquest by Law (Oxford University Press 2005).

 

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Mary Jane Calvey founded Real World Management Solutions, an environmental consulting firm in 2005 after serving as the Department of Environmental Quality’s Toxicologist and lead Epidemiologist for 15 years. RWMS specializes in Brownfields, a process for redeveloping contaminated property for safe reuse.
Dr. Calvey has been involved in projects as diverse as assessing tracts of property for new housing developments as well as former industrial properties such as the closed General Motors site in Oklahoma City that now houses the Tinker Aerospace Complex. Her specialty is finding practical solutions to potential obstacles for redevelopment.
While at DEQ, cleanup decisions of all kinds crossed her desk, and one of her biggest projects was the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Northeastern Oklahoma. Dr. Calvey also worked with numerous Tribes in Oklahoma to assess and plan for recovery of Natural Resources Damages. She authored several white papers and guidance documents relating to site cleanups and management or reduction of risk.
Mary Jane is also active in community organizations including Leadership Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Academy, and the Downtown Oklahoma City Rotary Club. She has received commendation from Rotary at the Club and District level and also serves on the Board of Advisors for the OU College of Public Health and the School of Nursing.

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