Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2024
    10:00 am - 11:40 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    Room: LeDroit Park
    Floor: Level M3

    Johnson v. McIntosh was decided 200 years ago. While the case remains binding precedent, the premise underlying the decision has become increasingly suspect over time. The case relies on the Doctrine of Discovery, which assumes lands inhabited by non-Christians are vacant. The Doctrine has been formally renounced by the Vatican and condemned by others. Nevertheless, the Doctrine remains a foundation of American law. This panel will examine Johnson and its impact on Indigenous rights.
    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Organization: Lepwe Inc.

Organization: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Organization: University of New Mexico School of Law

Organization: ANZSOG

Session Fees
  • Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples - Reconsidering Johnson v. McIntosh and the Doctrine of Discovery: $0.00