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American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition

2022-2023 AILR Writing Competition Results

The American Indian Law Review congratulates the winners
of its 2022-2023 national writing competition:

1st place ($1,500) – Eric Ramoutar, Harvard Law School
“The Great Father to the Wicked Cousin: Why the Supreme Court Was Wrong
in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta to Recognize Concurrent Jurisdiction
Between the Federal Government and the States over Crimes
by Non-Indians Against Indians in Indian Country”

2nd place ($750) – Shunhe Wang, Yale Law School
“‘Wonderlands or Badlands? A Comparative Reading of the Indian
Land Claims Settlement Acts”

3rd place ($400) – Jordyn Singer,  Georgetown University Law Center
“In the Federal Government We 'Trust?' How the Federal Government
Has Failed to Meet Its Trust Obligations to Native Tribes
Through a Dysfunctional NEPA Compliance System”

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

Leanna Mirick,  University of Wyoming College of Law
“White People Are Crazy: Correlating Interracial Domestic Violence with High
Rates of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons”

Bethool Zehra Haider, University of California, Irvine School of Law
“Goodbye, Death Valley: Understanding Exclusionary Myth,
Colonization, and Death in California’s Frontier”

This Year's Finalist Round Judges

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

Brian Candelaria
Staff Attorney, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services

Ahrens Kerwood
Staff Attorney, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services

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

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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