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Justin Richland

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Faculty Fellow

Joint appointment

Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., University of California, Berkeley


Justin Richland is a Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation. He currently serves as Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to his appointment as an ABF Faculty Fellow, Professor Richland served as a Research Professor at the ABF from 2016-2018. He studies contemporary Native American law and politics, particularly with a focus on the interactions between…

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Research focus

Legal discourse analysis and semiotics; anthropology of law; and contemporary Native American law, politics, art and ethnographic museology. 


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