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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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Last Updated: August 8, 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, 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 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).

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India Education Diary
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Re: Andrew T. Guzman

Dean Andrew Guzman was quoted about the USC Gould JD Class Of 2025. “This is an important time to be studying law, as there is no profession that is more essential to the success of democracy,” he said. “Even the smallest legal changes can affect the lives of so many.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Felipe Jiménez
August, 2022

"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.