Miguel Moreno

JD Candidate, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
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2021 Graduate Student Fellow

Miguel Moreno is a candidate for Juris Doctor at the UArizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He focuses on protecting and promoting Indigenous peoples' rights and is currently interested in tribal water law. Miguel is part of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP) at UArizona.
As part of the Haury Program Tribal Initiative, Miguel Moreno is assisting Dr. Sharon B. Megdal, Director at the Water Resources Research Center, WRCC, in planning the next WRCC Annual Conference. The WRCC annual conferences began in 2004 to bring leaders, experts, researchers, and the wider community together to discuss water issues in the Southwest.

Miguel Moreno is eager to learn more about water settlements and reforming the water law system to assist the thousands of Indigenous peoples affected by COVID-19 due to water inaccessibility. He is personally interested in building on the 2015 annual conference, Indigenous Perspectives in Sustainable Water Practices, about learning Indigenous perspectives on water, using traditional knowledge to improve water management, and exploring water stewardship, challenges, and achievements with tribal communities. Miguel says that assisting Dr. Megdal has allowed him to collaborate with various people and perspectives, including experts from tribal communities.