The National Judicial College recognizes Illingworth

The National Judicial College recognizes UAF Tribal Management
Professor Kevin Illingworth for five-year teaching milestone

Kevin Illingworth, UAF’s Interior-Aleutians Campus’s tribal management associate professor, was honored by The National Judicial College for five years of outstanding service as an instructor specializing in federal Indian law and how it applies to Alaska tribal courts.

“Kevin has a gift for teaching,” says Lisa Jaeger, tribal government specialist at Tanana Chiefs Conference and an adjunct Tribal Management instructor. “He explains federal Indian law and how it affects Alaska tribes in an extraordinarily user-friendly way that makes a complicated subject easily understood by tribal court administrators and lay judges, whether they are in Alaska or the Lower 48.”

After graduating from UAF, Illingworth earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Idaho. Before joining I-AC in 2002, he worked for Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium, assisting the Mentasta Traditional Council and Cheesh’ Na Tribal Council with the development of tribal laws and operating tribal justice systems in each village.

As program head for the tribal management program, he teaches courses in topics such as tribal government, federal Indian law and tribal justice. A recognized leading authority in Alaska tribal justice and federal Indian law, Illingworth has presented at numerous statewide and national conferences, including the Annual Bureau of Indian Affairs Alaska Rural Service Providers Conference, the National Indian Child Welfare Conference and numerous Alaska tribal court trainings.

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