The Legal Landscape of Tribal Renewable Energy Development CLE Conference

November 21 & 22, 2013

Thursday, Nov 21 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m./ Friday, Nov 22 – 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.
(continental breakfasts and lunches provided)

Video-proceedings of this conference will be available for sale on DVD by January 10.  

Please email Darlene Lester at

Arizona State University
301 Orange Mall, Tempe 85281
Memorial Union, Turquoise Ballroom MU 220

The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy, are co-hosting this conference on the legal issues and considerations for developing renewable energy projects in Indian Country.

Conference attendees will learn about:

  • Federal Indian laws and regulations on leasing, right-of-ways, including the HEARTH Act and Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
  • National Environmental Policy Act and  National Historic Preservation Act
  • State jurisdiction and taxation
  • Transmission, including the power marketing authorities and legal authorities at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Contracting considerations for leases, development agreements and  power purchase agreements
  • Corporate structures and project ownership

This activity may qualify for up to 10 General CLE and at least 1.5 Ethics/Professional Responsibility MCLE for the State Bar of Arizona. New Mexico MCLE board approval is pending.


Early Registration Rate: $350  Expired 
Regular Rate: 425    Online registration ends 11/19 4pm
On-Site Registration Rate: $500 (Nov 21 at 8:00 am at venue)
Special ILP Alumni Rate: $300 (extended to Nov. 19  -4 pm- 25th ILP Anniversary Special for ILP Graduates)
Elected Tribal Leaders: Free – advance registration required.
Call Darlene Lester (480) 965-7715
or email
ASU Faculty & Students: Email Darlene Lester at

Conference Hotel:  Courtyard Downtown Tempe – Conference Group Hotel Rates deadline expired October 28  book asap!

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Please also join us for the ILP’s 25th year Anniversary Celebrations!


Celebrating the Past – Looking toward the Future

Planned events include:

Reception and Dinner – Friday, November 22, 2013
Old Main – ASU Tempe
5:30 pm Reception / 6:30 pm Dinner

Family Day of Fun and BBQ – Saturday, November 23, 2013
Papago Park Baseball Fields / Picnic area
12:00 pm

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