The American Indian Law Review serves as a nationwide scholarly forum for analysis of developments in legal issues pertaining to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide.  Adhering to the traditional law review format, the Review offers in-depth articles by legal scholars, attorneys and other expert observers. In addition, the Review offers comments and notes written by student members and editors on a wide variety of Indian law-related topics.

Each year the American Indian Law Review sponsors the American Indian Law Writing Competition, which is open to currently enrolled law students throughout the United States and Canada. The top three entries are awarded cash prizes and the first place entry is published in the Review.


Vol. 37, no. 2 of the American Indian Law Review is near completion and will be published in September.

The following students are serving on the American Indian Law Review's editorial board for 2013-2014: Editor-in-Chief: Brittany Dowd; Managing Editor: Josh Merrill; Executive Editor: Brooke Campbell; Articles Development Editor: Matt Covert; Business Development Editor: Sarah Moore; Article Editors: Casey Whetten, Megan Basham, and Kate Callahan; Note and Comment Editors: Jacob Masters, Clay Ferguson, Sally Harrison, and John Wolfe; Special Features Editor: Geoff Storm; Special Projects Editor: John Scot Overbey; Research Editors: Piper Norvell, Hayes Martin, Ash Moore, and Bonnie Blumert; Symposium Editor: Caroline Lewis; and Writing Competition Editor: Emily Payne.

The American Indian Law Review has launched a new section of the AILR website dedicated to publishing analytical summaries of current cases.  The first summary, covering the D.C. Circuit's March 1 decision in Muwekma Ohlone Tribe v. Salazar, is now available on the Case Analysis page.


  • The American Indian Law Review is dedicated to publishing scholarly work in the field of federal Indian law and issues affecting indigenous peoples. The editorial board consists of law students, not licensed attorneys, and cannot provide legal advice. For assistance with legal issues please contact your local legal aid society. 

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    Brittany N. Dowd, Editor-in-Chief
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    Michael Waters, Editorial Advisor
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