University of Arizona Land-Grant History

June 25, 2023

The law library team is documenting how the University of Arizona has been enriched as a result of its land-grant designation, to the detriment of Arizona’s Native nations. The ultimate goal of the University of Arizona Land-Grant Project is two-fold: (1) to research, share and begin to understand how the University of Arizona has been enriched from the 19th century dispossession of Native nations’ land in Arizona; and, (2) to provide students, faculty, researchers and Arizona residents with an authoritative source of information and documentation about our history which will serve as a launching pad for further investigation, ground-breaking research and original scholarship.

The project team includes:

Robert A. Williams, Jr. (Lumbee), Regents Professor, E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law; Faculty Chair, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program

Teresa Miguel-Stearns, Associate Dean, Professor of Law, and Director, Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library 

Cas Laskowski, Associate Librarian, Head of Research, Data & Instruction, and Technology & Empirical Law Librarian 

Kristen Keck, Library Services Associate

Samantha Ginsburg, Law Library Fellow & Graduate Assistant

the Land-Grant Project