Matthew L.M. Fletcher is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He also sits as an appellate judge for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, and the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and is a consultant to the Seneca Nation of Indians Court of Appeals. Professor Fletcher is an enrolled member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan.
Professor Fletcher will be co-author of the sixth edition of Cases on Federal Indian Law (West, forthcoming 2008) with David Getches, Charles Wilkinson, and Robert Williams. He also signed a contract with Routledge to publish a book on American Indian education law and policy and will co-edit a collection of essays on the Indian Child Welfare Act. Professor Fletcher recently has published articles with the University of Miami Law Review, the Nebraska Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, and the Houston Law Review, and has articles forthcoming in the Hastings Law Journal (offer pending), Tulane Law Review, and St. John’s Law Review.
Professor Fletcher graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1997 and the University of Michigan in 1994. He has worked as a staff attorney for four Indian Tribes: the Pascua Yaqui Tribe (1998 to 1999), the Hoopa Valley Tribe (2000 to 2001), the Suquamish Tribe (2001), and the Grand Traverse Band (2001 to 2004). He has litigated over 20 tribal court cases. He is married to Wenona Singel and they have a son named Owen.