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Writing Competition

2018-2019 AILR Writing Competition Results

The American Indian Law Review congratulates the winners
of its 2018-2019 national writing competition:

1st place ($1,000) – Alex Treiger, Stanford Law School
“Thickening the Thin Blue Line in Indian Country:
A Proposal to Affirm Tribal Authority to Arrest Non-Indians”

2nd place ($500) – Ben Gibson, Stanford Law School
“Diminishment and Disruption: The Unsettling of Indian Country”

3rd place ($250) – Camille Fenton,  University of Texas School of Law
“Unequal Justice Under Law: Disparate Sentencing of Native American Defendants
for Sex Offenses Under the Major Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C.A. § 1153”

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

Caroline McCance,  University of Richmond School of Law
“Underserved and Overlooked: Equal Protection Law Applied to Sex Crimes
Against Native American Women on Reservations”

Sabina Schmid, Columbia Law School
“A Matter of Life and Death: Lezmond Mitchell, Crow Dog, and the Application
of Federal Criminal Laws of General Applicability to Indian Country Defendants”

This Year's Finalist Round Judges

The editors of the American Indian Law Review also wish to express their deep appreciation to the distinguished scholars who judged the five competition finalists:

Gregory Bigler
District Judge, Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Attorney General, Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

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

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