NNABA Foundation Announces Bar Review Scholarships

Link: Foundation Scholarships

PHOENIX — The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation is excited to announce its Bar Review Scholarship Program. NNABA Foundation will award at least ten (10) $1,500 scholarships. The NNABA Foundation is partnering with regional American Indian Bar Associations to award these Bar Review Scholarships.

More information and a copy of the NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship application is available at the link above.

To advance its mission to foster the development of Native American lawyers, the NNABA Foundation Board of Directors established this Scholarship Program to help Native American law students offset bar review course/program expenses. “I am excited to announce the NNABA Foundation Bar Prep scholarship,” said Jennifer Weddle, NNABA president. “These scholarships help achieve the NNABA Foundation’s goal of supporting the full inclusion of Native American attorneys in the legal profession.” The Bar Review Scholarships were made possible by the generous support of Walmart and NBCUniversal.

The scholarship recipients will be honored at NNABA’s Annual Meeting, which will be held on April 5, 2017, at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, Scottsdale, Arizona.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 17, 2017.

2015 Top SSRN Papers in American Indian Law

It was a great year for American Indian law scholarship. Indian law scholars placed papers at Texas, UCLA, Indiana, Cardozo, North Dakota, Pepperdine, Mississippi, and many other general law reviews, as well as numerous specialized reviews.

Here are the top American Indian law papers from 2015 (January until now):

 

1.Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation
Forthcoming Texas Law Review (2016)
Angela Riley and Kristen A. Carpenter
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Colorado Law School
Date Posted: September 04, 2015
Last Revised: October 08, 2015
Accepted Paper Series
216 downloads

 

2. Water Rights, Water Quality, and Regulatory Jurisdiction in Indian Country
Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 195-245 (2015), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-21
Robert T. Anderson
University of Washington School of Law
Date Posted: June 27, 2015
Last Revised: October 15, 2015
Accepted Paper Series
201 downloads

3. Guarding Against Exploitation: Protecting Indigenous Knowledge in the Age of Climate Change
Joseph Brewer II and Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner
University of Kansas and University of Kansas – School of Law
Date Posted: February 22, 2015
Working Paper Series
201 downloads

4. Consultation or Consent: The United States Duty to Confer with American Indian Governments
North Dakota Law Review, Vol. 91, 2015, Forthcoming
Robert J. Miller
Arizona State University (ASU) – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Date Posted: September 29, 2015
Accepted Paper Series
176 downloads

5. Birthright Citizenship on Trial: Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark
Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming
Bethany Berger
University of Connecticut School of Law
Date Posted: June 01, 2015
Last Revised: October 17, 2015
Accepted Paper Series
168 downloads

6. Plenary Power, Political Questions, and Sovereignty in Indian Affairs
UCLA Law Review, Forthcoming, BYU Law Research Paper No. 15-06
Michalyn Steele
Brigham Young University- J. Reuben Clark Law School
Date Posted: February 15, 2015
Last Revised: July 28, 2015
Accepted Paper Series
145 downloads

7. Justice for All: An Indigenous Community-Based Approach to Restorative Justice in Alaska
Northern Review 38 (2014): 239-268
Brian Jarrett and Polly E. Hyslop
Program on Dispute Resolution – University of Alaska and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Date Posted: March 04, 2015
Accepted Paper Series
140 downloads

8. Federal Reserved Water Rights as a Rule of Law
Idaho Law Review, 2015, Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-13
Michael C. Blumm
Lewis & Clark Law School
Date Posted: July 26, 2015
Last Revised: September 03, 2015
Accepted Paper Series
136 downloads

9. Everything Old is New Again: Enforcing Tribal Treaty Provisions to Protect Climate Change Threatened Resources
University of Kansas School of Law Working Paper
Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner
University of Kansas – School of Law
Date Posted: August 30, 2015
Last Revised: October 09, 2015
Working Paper Series
131 downloads

10. Personal Jurisdiction and Tribal Courts after Walden and Bauman: The Inadvertent Impact of Supreme Court Jurisdictional Decisions on Indian Country
Grant Christensen
University of North Dakota – School of Law
Date Posted: September 29, 2015
Working Paper Series
121 downloads

And here are several other papers that did not meet this completely arbitrary cutoff: Continue reading

Top 25 Most Cited Indian Law/Tribal Law Articles (HeinOnline)

Yesterday we did the Westlaw numbers, and today we’ll do the HeinOnline numbers (with no. of cites in parens again):

  1. (256) Nell Jessup Newton, Federal Power over Indians: Its Sources, Scope, and Limitations, 132 U. Pa. L. Rev. 195 (1984)
  2. (209) Reid Peyton Chambers, Judicial Enforcement of the Federal Trust Responsibility to Indians, 27 Stan. L. Rev. 1213 (1975)
  3. (206) Robert A. Williams, Jr., The Algebra of Federal Indian Law: The Hard Trail of Decolonizing and Americanizing the White Man’s Indian Jurisprudence, 1986 Wis. L. Rev. 219
  4. (187) Carole E. Goldberg, Public Law 280: The Limits of State Jurisdiction over Reservation Indians, 22 UCLA L. Rev. 535 (1975)
  5. (175) Philip P. Frickey, Marshalling Past and Present: Colonialism, Constitutionalism, and Interpretation in Federal Indian Law, 107 Harv. L. Rev. 381 (1993)
  6. (172) Judith Resnik, Dependent Sovereigns: Indian Tribes, States, and the Federal Courts, 56 U. Chi. L. Rev. 671 (1989)
  7. (163) Joseph C. Burke, The Cherokee Cases: A Study in Law, Politics, and Morality, 21 Stan L. Rev. 500 (1969)
  8. (157) Felix S. Cohen, Original Indian Title, 32 Minn. L. Rev. 29 (1947)
  9. (142) Charles F. Wilkinson & John M. Volkman, Judicial Review of Indian Treaty Abrogation: As Long as Water Flows, or Grass Grows Upon the Earth–How Long a Time is That?, 63 Cal. L. Rev. 601 (1975)
  10. (134) Sarah H. Cleveland, Powers Inherent in Sovereignty: Indians, Aliens, Territories, and the Nineteenth Century Origins of Plenary Power over Foreign Affairs, 81 Tex. L. Rev. 1 (2002) Continue reading

Top 25 Most-Cited Federal Indian Law/Tribal Law Articles

Just for fun, here they are (with no. of cites in parens):

  1. (220) Nell Jessup Newton, Federal Power over Indians: Its Sources, Scope, and Limitations, 132 U. Pa. L. Rev. 195 (1984)
  2. (209) Robert A. Williams, Jr., The Algebra of Federal Indian Law: The Hard Trail of Decolonizing and Americanizing the White Man’s Indian Jurisprudence, 1986 Wis. L. Rev. 219
  3. (192) Judith Resnik, Dependent Sovereigns: Indian Tribes, States, and the Federal Courts, 56 U. Chi. L. Rev. 671 (1989)
  4. (192) Philip P. Frickey, Marshalling Past and Present: Colonialism, Constitutionalism, and Interpretation in Federal Indian Law, 107 Harv. L. Rev. 381 (1993)
  5. (169) Reid Peyton Chambers, Judicial Enforcement of the Federal Trust Responsibility to Indians, 27 Stan. L. Rev. 1213 (1975)
  6. (148) David H. Getches, Conquering the Cultural Frontier: The New Subjectivism of the Supreme Court in Indian Law, 84 Cal. L. Rev. 1573 (1996)
  7. (147) Judith V. Royster, The Legacy of Allotment, 27 Ariz. St. L.J. 1 (1995)
  8. (146) Philip P. Frickey, Congressional Intent, Practical Reasoning, and the Dynamic Nature of Federal Indian Law, 78 Cal. L. Rev. 1137 (1990)
  9. (144) Philip P. Frickey, A Common Law for Our Age of Colonialism: The Judicial Divestiture of Indian Tribal Authority over Nonmembers, 109 Yale L.J. 1 (1999)
  10. (141) Joseph William Singer, Sovereignty and Property, 86 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1 (1991) Continue reading