Professor Rice earned his B.A. from Phillips University in 1973, and his J.D. at the
University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1978. 

Prior to joining the faculty in 1995, he spent 18 years in private practice representing
Indian Tribes and entities. He has served as the Attorney General for the Sac and Fox
Nation, Chief Justice for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Assistant Chief and Chief Judge
for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, and in other capacities
with various Indian tribal governments. He successfully argued on behalf of the Sac and
Fox Nation in the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Oklahoma Tax
Commission v. Sac and Fox Nation, 508 U.S. 114 (1993). He has taught at Antioch School of
Law's Indian Paralegal program, visited at the University of Oklahoma in the
Political Science department and the Cornell Law School, and served as the Director of
the Northern Plains Tribal Judicial Training Institute at the University of North Dakota
School of Law. He has participated in the United Nations' Working Group on
Indigenous Populations, Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples, and the Workshop on Indigenous Children and Youth. 

His book, Tribal Governmental Gaming Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2006) is the first law
school level casebook to be published for use in Indian gaming law classes. He is a
contributor to the two latest revisions of Felix Cohen's classic Indian law
treatise, the "Handbook Of Federal Indian Law," and has written extensively in
the Indian law area. 

Regularly called upon to speak at scholarly and governmental meetings, his speaking
engagements have included presentations to the United Nations' Workshop on
Indigenous Children and Youth, the University of Paris VII - Denis Diderot, The Federal
Bar Association's Indian Law Conference, the Oklahoma Supreme Court's
Sovereignty Symposium, and numerous appearances at functions sponsored by major
University Law Schools and Indian Tribes. 

Teaching and writing interests include Indian law with an emphasis on the revitalization
of the legal and political systems of Indian Tribes; Jurisprudence with an emphasis on
the comparison of western and American Indian concepts of law; and Constitutional law.
His regularly taught courses include a course on the law of Indian Gaming, Tribal
Government, Native American and Indigenous Rights, and American Constitutional Law. He
was the founding Director of the LL.M. Degree in American Indian and Indigenous Law, and
currently serves as Co-Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of
Tulsa College of Law. 

Books

Tribal Governmental Gaming Law: Cases and Materials, Books (2006)

Tribal Governmental Gaming Law: Cases and Materials is a law school casebook and compilation of...

 
Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (contributing author), Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (originally published in 1942). (2006)
 

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