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Amber Kennedy Madole
USC Gould School of Law

Amber Kennedy Madole

Law Librarian, Research Services, Indigenous Law and Policy, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 203B

Last Updated: October 12, 2022




Amber Madole serves as law librarian for research services and Indigenous law and policy and adjunct assistant professor of law at the USC Gould School of Law. In these roles, she teaches legal research courses and assists faculty and students with their legal research endeavors.

Madole earned her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in immigration policy and regional studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. While at Georgetown, she worked for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in both the D.C. and New Mexico offices and established a book sharing program between the Library of Congress and rural New Mexico libraries.

During law school at UCLA, Madole was the managing editor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance. She spent time at a midsize immigration law firm and clerked for the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Madole, who earned her MLIS degree from UCLA, is active in the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL), having served on the executive board and chairing the Speakers Committee for the annual SCALL Institute.

Madole has a special dedication to the study of Indigenous law and policy issues. She is the author of California Tribal Law in Henke's California Law Guide. Her joint proposal promoting the inclusion of tribal codes in the Bluebook was sponsored by ALL-SIS, the academic special interest section for the American Association of Law Libraries. She is a citizen of the Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache Tribe and a member of the State Bar of California. 

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "California Tribal Law," in Henke's California Law Guide (Daniel W. Martin, ed.) (Matthew Bender, 2006).

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
December, 2022

"Climate Adaptation in the United States." Frontiers in Marine Science 9 (2022) December. Special Topic: Ocean Governance and Climate Adaptation: Comparing Responses, Charting Future Courses.

Scott Altman
December, 2022

"Why Parents' Interests Matter." Ethics 133 (forthcoming 2023): 271.

Jonathan Barnett
December, 2022

"The China Innovation Challenge." Center for Strategic & International Studies interview, Washington, D.C.