Stacy Leeds also directs KU Law's Tribal Law and Government Center. She teaches and writes in the areas of American Indian law, property, energy and natural resources, tribal governance and economic development.
Professor Leeds holds law degrees from the University of Wisconsin (LL.M) and the University of Tulsa (J.D.). She completed an undergraduate degree (B.A.) at Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree (M.B.A.) at the University of Tennessee.
Professor Leeds has served as a judge for many tribes including current appointments as the Chief District Court Judge for Prairie Band Potawatomi, Chief Justice for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma and Chief Justice for the Kaw Nation Supreme Court. She served as a Supreme Court Justice for the Cherokee Nation from 2002-2006.
Professor Leeds' CV is available here.