Author Archives: Wenona T. Singel

MSU College of Law seeks applicants for Assistant Dean for Career Services

Here.  Applications should be submitted by February 28, 2018.  Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Prof. Mark Totten at mark.totten@law.msu.edu or (517) 432-6935.  Page 1 of the announcement is below.    

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Complaint in Pawnee Nation lawsuit for Earthquake Damage caused by Wastewater Injection

Here is the complaint filed in the Pawnee Nation Tribal Court in Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma v. Eagle Road Oil LLC, et al. On Friday, March 3, the Pawnee Nation sued 27 companies that operate wastewater disposal wells used in … Continue reading

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Pawnee Nation sues several oil and gas companies in Tribal Court for quake damage

We noted last November that the Pawnee Nation sued the Dept. of Interior in federal district court to challenge the approval of federal oil and gas leases on tribal lands here. Today, several news agencies here, here, and here report … Continue reading

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Law Students: Enter the LSAC 2017 Diversity Writing Competition to win $5000

This year’s LSAC Diversity Writing Competition topic is “Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession.”  Current JD candidates are invited to submit papers addressing this topic.  The … Continue reading

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EPA publishes Revised Interpretation of Clean Water Act TAS Provision

On May 16, the EPA published a final revised interpretation of the Clean Water Act’s TAS provision in the Clean Water Act, concluding that the Treatment as State provision includes an express delegation of authority by Congress to Indian tribes … Continue reading

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Indian Law Job Announcements

I added a new page that provides an overview for finding Indian law job announcements on Turtle Talk and elsewhere on the internet.  To access it, click on “Indian Law Job Announcements” in the black bar immediately below our Turtle … Continue reading

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New Article by Lorinda Riley on the Role of Politics in Federal Recognition

Lorinda Riley has published “When a Tribal Entity Becomes a Nation: The Role of Politics in the Shifting Federal Recognition Regulations,” in the American Indian Law Review. Here is a description excerpted from the article’s introduction: This article explores how … Continue reading

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A Look at the New California Law Banning Public Schools from using the term Redskins

As widely reported here, here, and here, California is now the first state in the nation to enact legislation forbidding all public schools from using the term Redskins for school or team names, mascots, or nicknames. From the L.A. Times: … Continue reading

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Congrats, Whitney Gravelle and Alayna Farris! 2015 Summer Clerks’ work recognized by NARF

At the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, we’re very proud of the work of current and past MSU College of Law Students. This week, Whitney Gravelle (MSU COL ’16, Anishinaabe from the Bay Mills Indian Community) was featured in an … Continue reading

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Resources for Lawyers and Law Students with ADHD

A conservative estimate of 44,000 lawyers have ADHD/ADD, the majority of which are diagnosed. Lynn Phillip’s article in the ABA’s GPSolo Magazine outlines some of the major warning signs for lawyers. In lawyers, one of the most obvious manifestations of … Continue reading

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