Amber Kennedy Madole

Law Librarian, Research Services, Indigenous Law and Policy, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
Last Updated: December 5, 2023

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.

At USC Law, Madole serves as Faculty Advisor to Native American Law and Law Students Association (NALLSA), studies issues of tribal law, and coordinates lectures on Indigenous Law and Policy with the Center for Law, History, and Culture (CHLC).

Madole, who earned her law and MLIS degrees from UCLA, is active in several national organizations, including AALL’s Native Peoples Law Caucus and AALL’s RIPS-SIS Nominations Committee.

She is a member of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) where she has served on the executive board and chaired the Speakers Committee for the annual SCALL Institute. She is currently the chair of SCALL’s Grants Committee.

Madole earned her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in immigration policy and regional studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. At UCLA Law, Madole served as an editor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance.

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 has been adopted and is currently in the drafting stages. She is a citizen of the Fort Sill Chiricahua Warm Springs Apache Tribe and a member of the State Bar of California.