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American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition

2019-2020 AILR Writing Competition Results

The American Indian Law Review congratulates the winners
of its 2019-2020 national writing competition:

1st place ($1,000) – Jonathan P. Riedel, NYU School of Law
“Mirrored Harms: Unintended Consequences in the Grant of Tribal Court
Jurisdiction over Non-Indian Abusers”

2nd place ($500) – Justin W. Aimonetti, University of Virginia School of Law
“‘Magic Words’ and Original Understanding: An Amplified Clear Statement Rule
to Abrogate Tribal Sovereign Immunity”

3rd place ($250) – Nick Cross, American University Washington College of Law
“Environmental Restitution to Indigenous Peoples: No Climate Justice Without Landback”

The AILR also recognizes two other entrants who finished
among the competition's five finalists:

Andrea Nishi, Columbia Law School
“Courts of the Conqueror: A Framework for Tribal Standing”

Pedro Segura, University of Houston Law Center
“Beyond Property Rights as Panacea for Resisting Carbon Colonialism
in International Forest Conservation”


This Year's Finalist Round Judges

The editors of the American Indian Law Review also wish to express their deep appreciation
to the distinguished individuals who took part in judging this year's competition finalists:

Bryan Dupler
Judicial assistant to Presiding Judge David B. Lewis, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

Taiawagi Helton
W. DeVier Pierson Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma;
Faculty Advisor, American Indian Law Review

Ezra Rosser
Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University

Alex Tallchief Skibine
S.J. Quinney Endowed Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law

Charles Tripp
Chief Supreme Court Justice, Kaw Nation; Founding Partner, Legal Advocates in Indian Country, LLP; Founding Partner, Indian Collaborative Consultants, LLC



Special appreciation for advice and assistance to:
Lindsay Robertson
Faculty Director, Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy,
and Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Law, University of Oklahoma

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