Stephen Pevar is a graduate of Princeton University (1968) and the University of Virginia School of Law (1971).
From 1971 through 1974, Mr. Pevar was a staff attorney with South Dakota Legal Services on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.
From 1976 to the present, he has been a National Staff Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
has litigated some two hundred federal cases involving constitutional rights, including cases in more than ten different Federal District Courts, three different U.S. Courts of Appeals, and one case in the U.S. Supreme Court
The areas of his
specialty include Indian and tribal rights, prisonersâ€™ rights, free speech of public employees, and the separation of church and state.
In addition to his work with the ACLU, Mr. Pevar is the author of The Rights of Indians and Tribes.
has litigated a number of cases in the field of Indian rights and has lectured extensively on the subject.
Mr. Pevar was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver School of Law from 1983 through 1999, where he taught Federal Indian Law, and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law in the spring of 2013, teaching American Indian Law.
Mr. Pevar will teach American Indian Law as an adjunct professor in the spring of 2015 at New York University School of Law.