Meet Ann E. Tweedy

Ann E. Tweedy is a leading expert on federal Indian law and sexuality and the law, particularly in the area of employment discrimination. Her many articles and book chapters have been cited in seminal treatises, such as Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, and reprinted in textbooks, including Justin Richland and Sarah Deer’s Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies and Rubenstein et al.’s Cases and Materials on Sexual Orientation and the Law.  She has frequently been invited to speak on topics relating to federal Indian law, sexuality and the law, and tribal law.  In recognition of her leadership in the area of sexuality and the law, she was invited to the White House in both September 2015 and September 2016 for Bisexual Community Policy Briefings, and, in 2016, she presented the Rubash Distinguished Lecture in Law and Social Work on the topic of Bi/Sexuality at the Margins at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She has also served as part of an international team of experts providing pro bono service to UNDP/Jamaica in the analysis of an anti-discrimination legislation proposal for Jamaica, ABA-UNDP International Legal Resource Center (ILRC).  She currently serves as an Associate Professor at University of South Dakota School of Law and previously served as in-house counsel for Muckleshoot Indian Tribe in Washington State and an adjunct professor at University Tulsa College of Law.  She has also taught at Michigan State University College of Law, California Western School of Law, and Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell Hamline).  After graduating from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Order of the Coif), she clerked for Judge Gould of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Armstrong of the Oregon Court of Appeals.  Ann currently serves as Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Section.