sarah krakoff


Sarah Krakoff

University of Colorado School of Law
407 Wolf Law Building
Campus Box 401
Boulder, CO 80309-0401

Tel: 303-492-2641

Sarah Krakoff teaches and is widely published in the areas of American Indian law and natural resources law. Her article examining the effects of federal law on the Navajo Nation’s exercise of sovereignty, A Narrative of Sovereignty: Illuminating the Paradox of the Domestic Dependent Nation, received the Jules Millstein Faculty Writing Award at the University of Colorado Law School in 2006 and has been cited in several federal district court opinions. Sarah has also written about environmental ethics, public lands, and global warming. Her current projects include a new American Indian law casebook (co-authored by Bob Anderson, Bethany Berger and Phil Frickey) and a book (currently titled “Parenting the Planet,”) about the different stages of the human relationship to nature. When Sarah first came to the Law School, she was the Director of the American Indian Law Clinic, supervising students in a range of federal Indian and tribal law matters. She succeeded in securing permanent University funding for the Clinic before moving to non-clinical teaching in 1999. Before coming to Colorado, Sarah was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work on the Navajo Nation as Director of the Youth Law Project for DNA-People’s Legal Services. Sarah clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Warren J. Ferguson from 1992-93, and received her J.D. from Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley, in 1991 and her B.A. from Yale University in 1986.

Please visit Sarah's homepage at CU's School of Law.