National NALSA Seeks Judges for Writing Competition

The National Native American Law Students Association (National NALSA) is seeking judges for its 13th Annual Writing Competition. The purpose of the competition is to recognize excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law. This year, the Seattle University School of Law NALSA chapter and the Seattle University American Indian Law Journal are proud to host the 13th Annual National NALSA Writing Competition. The winner will be published in the American Indian Law Journal’s Spring 2014 publication.

Each year law professors and attorneys generously volunteer their time to review the submissions. At this time, we are seeking judges for this year’s competition. The participation of the judges is necessary to ensure the success of the competition and that the current Indian law community continues to encourage and recognize talented scholarship.

Judges will receive up to four submissions and scoring sheets. The submissions will be sent to each judge sometime near the end of January, with roughly a month to review and score. Winners will be announced at the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference in Sante Fe, New Mexico on April 11, 2013.

We hope you will consider donating your time to the competition as a judge. Based on the number of submissions to the Writing Competition last year, it is fair to say that there is a growing interest in the study of Indian law among law students across the country.

The purpose of the Annual Writing Competition is to recognize excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law, actively encourage the development of writing skills of NNALSA members, and enhance substantive knowledge in the fields of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance. The competition is open to matriculated law students at any point in their law school career and regardless of race or tribal membership status.

Thank you very much for your consideration. Please email Jenny Campbell, Managing Editor, at campbe43@seattleu.edu or Shay Story, Editor in Chief, at storys@seattleu.edu.

Sincerely,

Jenny Campbell
J.D. Candidate 2014

Managing Editor, American Indian Law Journal
Seattle University School of Law

Columbia NALSA Announces National NALSA Writing Competition

The Columbia Law Native American Law Students Association is proud to present the 12th Annual
Indian Law Writing Competition

The purpose of the competition is to recognize excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law, actively encourage the development of writing skills of NNALSA members, and enhance substantive knowledge in the fields of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance. The competition is open to matriculated law students at any point in their law school career and regardless of race or tribal membership status. Eligible topics are Federal Indian law and policy, Tribal law and policy, International law and policy concerning indigenous peoples, and Comparative Law (i.e intertribal or government-to-government studies). Existing work is welcomed.

• First Prize – $1000.00 – Sponsored by Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP
& Publication in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law.
• Second Prize – $500.00 – Sponsored by SNR Denton US LLP
• Third Prize – $250.00 – Sponsored by Shanker & Kewenvoyouma, PLLC
• The Federal Bar Association has donated registrations for each awardee to the 38th Annual Indian Law Conference. (Awardees are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.)

All awardees will be recognized at the National NALSA yearly conference.

Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm EST, Friday January 18, 2013.
All submissions must be electronically submitted to NNALSAWritingCompetition@gmail.com.
Visit the NNALSA Web Site at http://nationalnalsa.org/events/writingcomp/ for official rules and submission form.

National NALSA Indian Law Writing Competition

11th Annual NNALSA Writing Competition

Hosted by Lewis and Clark Law School NALSA Chapter

 Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm PST, January 15, 2012.

All submissions must be electronically submitted to nalsacomp@lclark.edu.

The purpose of the competition is to recognize excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law,  actively encourage the development of writing skills of NNALSA members, and enhance substantive knowledge in the fields of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance. The competition is open to matriculated law students at any point in their law school career and regardless of race or tribal membership status. Eligible topics are Federal Indian law and policyTribal law and policy,International law and policy concerning indigenous peoples, and Comparative Law (i.e intertribal or government-to-government studies). Existing work is welcomed.

  • First Prize – $1000.00 – Sponsored by Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker
  • Second Prize –  $500.00 – Sponsored by SNR Denton
  • Third Prize – $250.00 – Sponsored by Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry

All awardees will also be recognized at the National NALSA yearly conference.

Writing Competition general information

Registration Form (please email nalsacomp@lclark.edu for the .doc version)

Writing Competition Rules