Mr. Batson is the Government Lawyer in Residence at
the Government Law Center of Albany Law School where he teaches Federal Indian
Law. He served in various legal positions in New York State government between
1976 and 2003 where he specialized in municipal law, administrative law and
government regulation. From 1978 to 1995 he served as liaison between New York
State and the governments of various Indian nations, and represented the State
in negotiations on many issues, including land claims and gaming compacts.