2013 NALSA Writing Competition Results

Hosted by the Columbia Law Native American Law Students Association

1st Place- Jason Portwood Hipp, Columbia Law School
“Rethinking Rewriting: Tribal Constitutional Amendment and Reform”
Sponsored by Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP and will be published in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law

2nd Place – Daniel Kin Chung Lee, Seattle University School of Law
“A Century of Uncertainty and the New Politics of Indian Water Settlement: How Tribes and States Can Overcome the Chilling Effect of the PAYGO Act”
Sponsored by Dentons US LLP

3rd Place – Melissa Thaisz, Lewis and Clark Law School
“Native Hawaiians & NAGPRA: Is Federal Recognition the Answer?”
Sponsored by Shanker & Kewenvoyouma, PLLC

2012 NALSA Writing Competition Results

Hosted by Lewis and Clark Law School

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2011 NALSA Writing Competition Results

Hosted by William Mitchell

1st Place – Matthew Birkhold, Columbia Law School
“Tipping NAGPRA’s Balancing Act: The Inequitable Disposition of “Culturally Identified” Human Remains under NAGPRA’s New Provision”
Sponsored by Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker LLP

2nd Place – Kaitlyn Chinn, University of Arizona
Sponsored by Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry LLP

3rd Place – Jacqueline Lee Bonneau, Columbia Law School
Sponsored by Patton Boggs LLP

2010 NNALSA Writing Competition Results

1st:  Dan Lewerenz, University of Wisconsin, “Historical Context and
the Survival of the Jay Treaty Free Passage Right”; Sponsor: Holland &
Knight LLP

2nd: Jessica Bell, Columbia, “Fair Treatment and Meaningful
Involvement: Protecting Tribal Interests in Natural Resources”;
Sponsor: Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry LLP

3rd:  Karla General, Syracuse University
Law School, “INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES: An
Alternative to the Land-into-Trust Process in the Wake of Recent
Developments in International Indigenous Rights Law”; Sponsor: Orrick,
Herrinton & Sutcliffe LLP

2009 NNALSA Writing Competition Results

1st Place: $2,000, sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP, and publication in the Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law

Julie R. Bushyhead, University of Tulsa College of Law, The Coquille Indian Tribe, Same Sex Marriage, and Spousal Benefits: A Practical Guide

2nd Place: $1,000, sponsored by Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker LLP

Kimberly Perdue, University of Colorado School of Law, Developments in Tribal Jurisprudece in Response to Modern Challenges: Innovative Strategies to Address Tribal Courts’ Changing Roles in Native, Local and National Communities

3rd Place: $500, sponsored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Katheryn Isom, Columbia University School of Law, Using Cultural Sovereignty as a Tool Against Racialized Conceptions of Hawaiian Legal and Political Identity