Kate Fort (she/her)
Kate is a nationally recognized scholar in the field of federal Indian law, with specific expertise in the Indian Child Welfare Act and tribal child welfare systems. She is the author of American Indian Children and the Law: Cases and Materials. She is the Director of Clinics at Michigan State University College of Law and runs the Indian Law Clinic, where she teaches the Clinic class and other classes in federal Indian law. In this role, she works closely with tribal in-house attorneys. Her JD is from Michigan State University College of Law, and she is a proud Spartan.
Her work for TWG includes tribal court assessments, child welfare program assessments, and code writing and review.
When not teaching or working with TWG, you will find Kate at her lake cottage reading a book, embroidering, or walking her puppers. In the summer she’s on the pontoon boat while her two boys play in the water, and in the winter she plays a mean game of pond hockey with them, all while something delicious simmers on the stove—she is gourmet like that!