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American Indian Law Review

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. 

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Who We Are

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. Publishing two issues each year, AILR circulates in-depth articles by legal scholars, attorneys and other expert observers. In addition, the Review provides comments and notes written by student members and editors on a variety of Indian law-related topics.

Every spring AILR hosts one of the nation’s largest symposia on Native American law, in partnership with OU’s Native American Studies Department and the Native American Law Students Association. AILR also sponsors an annual 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.

Founded in 1973 by an enterprising group of students, AILR consistently boasts a diverse membership dedicated to the study of Native American law. Approximately fifty OU Law students participate in AILR each academic year.

What's New at AILR

Vol. 41, no. 2 of the American Indian Law Review has been published and is now available in PDF format at the Current Issue page.   This issue contains a special article section, "Federal Indian Law in the New Administration," featuring contributions from Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Vicki J. Limas, and T. Michael Andrews.

Law students nationwide are invited to participate in the American Indian Law Review's 2017-2018 national writing competition. Deadline for entries is January 31, 2018, and the first prize winner will receive $1,000. See the Writing Competition page for additional details.

The following students are serving on the American Indian Law Review's editorial board for 2017-2018: Editor-in-Chief: Abby Henderson; Managing Editor: Walter Mengden; Executive Editor: Brody Hinds; Articles Development Editor: Olivia Glazner; Business Development Editor: Tiffany Guillot; Assistant Managing Editors: Austin Rabon, Ashley Helberg, Kelly Bergin, and Jake Ingle; Assistant Executive Editors: Victoria Bautista, Matthew Craig, Nathan Lobaugh, Bryan Lynch, and Jacob Laughlin.

How to Contact Us

Abby M. Henderson, Editor-in-Chief:, (405) 325-2840

Michael Waters, Editorial Advisor:, (405) 325-5191

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.

AILR may be contacted by regular mail at: American Indian Law Review, Univesity of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019

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