Gonzaga Law Review CFP: Modern Issues of Tribal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction

Call for Papers


Volume 47:3

 Modern Issues of Tribal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction

 Gonzaga University has historically concerned itself with the advancement of Native rights.  Father Joseph Cataldo, S.J., founded the university in 1887 as a missionary school with a primary purpose of offering education to northwestern tribal children.  This commitment has grown over the years and is exemplified by the business school’s American Indian Entrepreneurship Program and the law school’s Indian Law Clinic.

Today, we further affirm this commitment and announce that Volume 47:3 of the Gonzaga Law Review will be devoted to Modern Issues of Tribal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction.  Some of the topics that we hope to explore include, but are not limited to:

·      Public Law 83-280 and the interplay between federal, state, and tribal jurisdiction

·      Tribal court jurisdiction and non-Indian activities and lands

·      Immigration and extradition between tribal and non-tribal lands

·      The Washington State Indian Child Welfare Act and any effects it implicates on implementation of the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act

Submissions, paper proposals, and questions should be sent to Mark Melter at mmelter@lawschool.gonzaga.edu.  Final drafts of accepted submissions are due on December 1, 2011.  Volume 47:3 will be published in April 2012.  The Gonzaga Law Review and the Indian Law Clinic are also considering a conference in Spring 2012 to coincide with the release of the issue.  Please indicate in your submission whether you have interest in participating in a potential conference regarding modern issues of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction.  We look forward to your contributions.