Richard Monette, Madison

Professor UW-Madison Law School | Madison

Richard Monette teaches torts, water law, and federal Indian law, including jurisdiction, taxation, and gaming, at the UW-Madison Law School, and serves as the faculty advisor for the Great Lakes Indian Law Center, a resource and internship program at the law school. In addition he is the director of the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, and as staff attorney with the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Formerly he served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s Indigenous Peoples’ Subcommittee. In addition he is the past president of the National Native American Bar Association. Richard is also of Counsel with the law firm of Brown and LaCounte in Madison, a firm specializing in Indian law. Richard specializes in drafting provisions for constitutions and codes for Indian Tribes. He served as chairman and CEO of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from 2000-’03.