Casey Ross, J.D., M.B.A.

General Counsel; Director, American Indian Law and Sovereignty Center and Clinical Professor of Law at Oklahoma City University

Panel: Thriving in the Workplace”

Casey Ross is the General Counsel for Oklahoma City University.

Professor Ross also serves as a Clinical Professor and the Director of the American Indian Law and Sovereignty Center at Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she oversees the American Indian Law program, teaching clinical and doctrinal courses in Tribal Law, American Indian Wills and Probate, Indian Gaming Law, and Federal Indian Law.  Professor Ross also serves as module faculty for the Native American Enterprise Management Certificate Program, a joint collaboration between the Chickasaw Nation and the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law, Professor Ross served as the Senior Legislative Officer for the Cherokee Nation, in its Washington, D.C. Office.  There, she engaged in legislative and policy advocacy for tribal priorities.

Her scholarship focuses on American Indian land and property issues in Oklahoma. She has published works in the areas of Indian Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, and Taxation in tribal communities.  Professor Ross has served as conference faculty for several statewide and national conferences on American Indian legal issues, has lectured internationally on Indian law topics, and presents frequently at events related to her area of scholarship.

Casey is also the founder of an all-native-female-owned consulting firm, Advocates for Native Issues, LLC.  Her firm provides consulting services to tribes, tribal organizations, and other stakeholders with an interest in Indian Country policy.  The firm works on training, curricula development, Indian health law and policy, and self-governance advisement.

Professor Ross is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.