Professor S. James Anaya was on the law faculty at the University of Iowa from 1988 to 1999. Professor Anaya is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he received his B.A. in Economics, and is a 1983 graduate of Harvard Law School. Before he became a full time law professor, Professor Anaya practiced law in Albuquerque New Mexico, representing Native Americans and other minority groups. For his work during this period, Barrister magazine, a national publication of the American Bar Association named him one of “20 young lawyers who make a difference.” Professor Anaya has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Toronto, and the University of Tulsa. Among his number publications is his acclaimed book, Indigenous Peoples in International Law. And among his noteworthy activities, Professor Anaya participated in the drafting of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and was the lead counsel for the indigenous parties in the case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua, in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the first time upheld indigenous land rights as a matter of international law.