Ranco to co-present Indian Law and History Lecture Nov. 18

Darren Ranco, chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, will be one of the speakers for the virtual Indian Law and History Lecture, co-hosted by the University of Maine School of Law and Maine Conservation Voters at noon on Friday, Nov. 18. 

The lecture will explore the Doctrine of Discovery, a millennia-old legal principle that formed the foundation for Western property law and was used to justify the Christian Crusades and colonization of the Americas. 

Ranco, also a professor of anthropology, and Rebecca Tsosie, a professor at the University of Arizona School of Law, will discuss the underpinnings of the Doctrine of Discovery in American jurisprudence and reflect on how it affected Maine. Michael-Corey Hinton, attorney and leader of the Drummond Woodsum, will moderate the talk.

Visit the Maine Law website to access the webinar or learn more.