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Lynsey Gaudioso

Class of 2010-2011

About Lynsey

Lynsey Gaudioso is an attorney in the Legal Department of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Prior to joining CSKT’s Legal Department, Lynsey was an attorney at Kanji & Katzen PLLC where her practice focused on a variety of issues relevant to preserving and advancing tribal sovereignty, including vindicating tribes’ criminal and civil jurisdiction, treaty rights, reservation boundaries, environmental protection, and food sovereignty, with a particular focus on appellate and U.S. Supreme Court litigation on behalf of tribes. Lynsey previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also served as a Liman Fellow at Public Advocates where she focused on affordable housing and tenants’ rights policy advocacy in California. She previously worked as a consultant for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes focused on criminal jurisdiction, water protection, and probate.   Lynsey received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in mathematics and Environmental Science and Policy. Lynsey spent her Luce Scholarship year at Centre of Live and Learn for Environment and Community in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she focused on supporting environmental education and youth-led community organizing efforts.

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