The NALC faculty are all nationally-recognized scholars with extensive records of publication in the fields of Indian law and indigenous rights. In addition, our J.D. and LL.M students are also published. Over the past several years, seven papers written for the American Indian Law Seminar have been published and/or won national awards. These include papers by John Williams, Sherry Walkabout, Jared Cawley, Landon Schmidt, Angela Lloyd-Smoot, Anne Zimmerman, Angelique EagleWoman, and Sean Hanlon.
The following list of publications will give you an idea of the depth and breadth of the Indian law writings published by the faculty and students at the University of Tulsa College of Law.
Professor and Chapman Chair in Law
Books and Book Chapters
Encyclopedia of United State Indian Policy and Law (Paul Finkelman and Tim Alan Garrison, eds., CQ Press 2008) (associate editor and contributing author).
Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases and Materials (with Michael C. Blumm) (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2008). Teacher's Manual (2008).
Indian Land Claims, in Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 2: Indians in Contemporary Society (Garrick A. Bailey, vol. ed., Smithsonian Institution 2008).
Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Nell Jessup Newton, ed., LexisNexis 2005) (Board of Editors and contributing author). Supplement 2007 (Board of Editors).
Native American Law, in The Law of Environmental Justice: Theories and Procedures to Address Disproportionate Risks 199 (American Bar Association, 2d ed. 2008).
Native American Natural Resources Law (with Michael C. Blumm) (Carolina Academic Press 2002). Teacher's Update (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).
Native American Law, in The Law of Environmental Justice 157-182 (American Bar Association 1999).
Taxation: Issues in Federal, State, and Tribal Taxation. Training manual for tribal government officials, published by American Technical and Training Assistance (Albuquerque NM 1988).
Law Review Articles
Practical Sovereignty, Political Sovereignty, and the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, 12 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. (forthcoming 2008).
Indian Tribal Rights to Groundwater, 15 Kan. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 489 (2006).
Montana at the Crossroads, 38 Conn. L. Rev. 631 (2006).
Indian Water and the Federal Trust: Some Proposals for Federal Action, 46 Nat. Resources J. 375 (2006).
Oliphant and Its Discontents: An Essay Introducing the Case for Reargument Before the American Tribal Nations Supreme Court, 12 Kan. J. L & Pub. Pol'y 59 (Fall 2003).
Winters in the East: Tribal Reserved Rights to Water in Riparian States, 24 William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review 169 (2000).
Judicial Termination of Treaty Water Rights: The Snake River Case (with Michael C. Blumm, Dale D. Goble, and Mary Christina Wood), 36 Idaho Law Review 449 (2000).
Decontextualizing Federal Indian Law: The Supreme Court's 1997-1998 Term, 34 Tulsa Law Journal 329 (1999).
Of Surplus Lands and Landfills: The Case of the Yankton Sioux, 43 South Dakota Law Review 283 (1998).
Stature and Scrutiny: Post-Exhaustion Review of Tribal Court Decisions, 46 U. Kansas Law Review 241 (1998).
Oil and Water in the Indian Country, in Symposium: From Wellhead to Courtroom: The Future of Oil and Gas Law, 37 Natural Resources Journal 457 (1997), reprinted in 35 Public Land & Resources Law Digest 305 (1998).
Equivocal Obligations: The Federal-Tribal Trust Relationship and Conflicts of Interest in the Development of Mineral Resources, in Symposium: Variations on a Theme: Natural Resource Development and Tribal Rights, 71 North Dakota Law Review 327 (1995).
The Legacy of Allotment, 27 Arizona State Law Journal 1 (1995).
A Primer on Indian Water Rights, in Water Wars Symposium, 30 Tulsa Law Journal 61 (1994).
Mineral Development in Indian Country: The Evolution of Tribal Control Over Mineral Resources, in Symposium on Energy Law, 29 Tulsa Law Journal 541 (1994).
Environmental Protection and Native American Rights: Controlling Land Use Through Environmental Regulation, in Symposium: Environmental Equity in the 1990s: Pollution, Poverty, and Political Empowerment, 1 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 89 (1991).
Control of the Reservation Environment: Tribal Primacy, Federal Delegation, and the Limits of State Intrusion (with R.S. Fausett), 64 Washington Law Review 581 (1989).
Fresh Pursuit Onto Native American Reservations: State Rights "to Pursue Savage Hostile Indian Marauders Across the Border" (with R.S. Fausett), 59 University of Colorado Law Review 191 (1988).
Lone Wolf v. Hitchcok, in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David Tanenhaus, ed., 2008).
Forward: Indian Tribes and Statehood: A Symposium in Recognition of Oklahoma's Centennial, 43 Tulsa L. Rev. 1 (2007).
Symposium Forward [Symposium: Native American Natural Resources], 42 Tulsa L. Rev. 1 (2006).
Indian Natural Resources Development: Tribal Energy Resource Agreements under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, 37 Trends (ABA SEER) 8 (May/June 2006).
Foreword: Look Back in Anger [Symposium: Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock: One Hundred Years Later], 38 Tulsa Law Review 1 (2002).
Can a Tribal Court Exercise Jurisdiction Over a Section 1983 Claim Against State Officials?, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases No. 6, at 297 (Mar. 13, 2001).
American Indians: Law in Indian Communities, in 1 The Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century 61 (Paul Finkelman, ed., 2001).
When Are Confidential Communications Between Tribes and the BIA Exempt from Disclosure under FOIA?, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases No. 4, at 216 (Dec. 29, 2000).
Water Rights: Is the Quechan Tribe Barred from Seeking a Determination of Reservation Boundaries and Water Rights?, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases No. 7 (April 2000).
Water Quality and the Winters Doctrine, 107 Water Resources Update 50 (1997).
Environmental Federalism and the Third Sovereign: Limits on State Authority to Regulate Water Quality in Indian Country, 105 Water Resources Update 17 (Autumn 1996).
Native American Natural Resources Committee 1996 Annual Report, in Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law 1996: The Year in Review 295 (ABA SONREEL 1997).
Native American Natural Resources Committee 1995 Annual Report, in Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law 1995: The Year in Review 310 (ABA SONREEL 1996) (with Michael O'Connell).
Native American Natural Resources Committee 1994 Annual Report, in Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law 1994: The Year in Review 297 (ABA SONREEL 1995).
Municipal Landfill Regulation in Indian Country, 3(2) Oklahoma Bar Ass'n Environmental Law Section Newsletter 9 (1994).
1993: The Year After (Introduction: Indian Law Symposium), 29 Tulsa Law Journal 243 (1993).
Courts and Indians: Sixty-Five Years of Legal Analysis: Bibliography of Periodical Articles Relating to Native American Law, 1922-1986 (with R.S. Fausett), 7(2-4) Legal Reference Services Quarterly 107 (1987).
Associate Professor of Law
Books and Book Chapters
Tribal Governmental Gaming Law: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 2006).
Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Nell Jessup Newton, ed. LexisNexis 2005) (contributing author).
Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (1982 ed.) (contributing author).
Materials on the Impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act in Nebraska (Indian Legal Resource Center 1980).
Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook for Tribes in Oklahoma (Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission 1980).
Oklahoma Indian Law (Indian Legal Resource Center 1980).
Indian Children, State Laws, and the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (Indian Legal Resource Center 1980).
Cases and Materials on the Impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act in Oklahoma (Indian Legal Resource Center 1980).
Court Rules of the Court of Indian Offenses (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Anadarko Area Office 1979).
Cases and Materials on Indian Property Law (Antioch School of Law 1978).
Law Review Articles
Teaching Decolonization: Reacquisition of Indian Lands Within and Without the Box - an Essay, 82 N.D. L. Rev. 811 (2006).
Federal Indian Law: Cases in the Supreme Court's 2004-2005 Term, 41 Tulsa L. Rev. 341 (2005).
Of Cold Steel and Blueprints: Musings of an Old Country Lawyer on Crime, Jurisprudence, and the Tribal Attorney's Role in Developing Tribal Sovereignty, 7 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 31 (1997).
There and Back Again - An Indian Hobbit's Holiday: Indians Teaching Indian Law, 26 New Mexico Law Review 169 (1996).
Employment in Indian Country: Considerations Respecting Tribal Regulation of the Employer-Employee Relationship, 72 North Dakota Law Review 269 (1996).
The Journey from Ex parte Crow Dog to Littlechief: A Survey of Tribal Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction in Western Oklahoma, 6 American Indian Law Review 1 (1979).
The Mythology of the Oklahoma Indians: A Survey of the Legal Status of Indian Tribes in Oklahoma, 6 American Indian Law Review 259 (1979).
Twenty-five U.S.C. 71: The End of Indian Sovereignty or a Self-Limitation of Contractual Ability?, 5 American Indian Law Review 239 (1977).
Associate Dean of Students & Professor of Law
Books and Book Chapters
Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law (Paul Finkelman and Tim Alan Garrison, eds. CQ Press 2008) (contributing author).
Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Nell Jessup Newton, ed. LexisNexis 2005) (contributing author).
Law Review Articles
The Tuscarorganization of the Tribal Workforce, 2008 Mich. St. L. Rev. 467.
Casey and the Little Leaguers, 37 Tulsa L. Rev. 81 (2001).
Of One-Legged Marathoners and Legally Blind Pilots: Disabling the ADA on a Case-by-Case Basis, 35 Tulsa L.J. (2000).
Significant Employment Law Decisions in the 1997-98 Term: A Clarification of Sexual Harassment Law and Broad Definition of Disability, 34 Tulsa L.J. 307 (1999).
Sovereignty as a Bar to Enforcement of Executive Order 11246 in Federal Contracts with Native American Tribes, 26 New Mexico Law Review 257 (1996).
Application of Federal Labor and Employment Statutes to Native American Tribes: Respecting Sovereignty and Achieving Consistency, 26 Arizona State Law Journal 681 (1994).
Employment Suits Against Indian Tribes: Balancing Sovereign Rights and Civil Rights, 70 Denver University Law Review 359 (1993).
Group Versus Individual Rights, Political Versus Racial Protections: American Indians' Dual Status under U.S. Workplace Discrimination Laws, forthcoming in Proceedings of Workplace Discrimination and the Law in North America, The Commission for Labor Cooperation Secretariat, 2004.
Published Works by Certificate Students, LL.M Students & Graduates
Jared Cawley, Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back On the Rez: Is It Safe?, 52 Cleveland St. Univ. L. Rev. 413 (2004-2005).
Jared Cawley, Friend of the Court: How the WTO Justifies the Acceptance of Amicus Curiae Briefs from Non-Governmental Organizations, 23 Penn. St. Int'l. L. Rev. 47 (2004).
Courtney Eagan-Smith, A House With No Walls: The Federal Government's Role in Indian Housing, -- Tulsa L. Rev. - (forthcoming 2009).
Angelique EagleWoman, "U.S. Politics and Tribal Nation Gaming: How It All Plays Out in Oklahoma" 77 Okla. Bar J. 525 (2006).
Angelique EagleWoman, Re-Establishing the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate's Reservation Boundaries, 29 American Indian Law Review 239 (2004-2005).
John L. Williams, Paving the Way for the Future: Potential Structures for Tribal Economic Development, 2 Indigenous Peoples' J. Law Culture & Resistance ___ (2005).
Angela Lloyd-Smoot, The Homerun for Tribal Courts: Using Cross-deputization Agreements to Recover Lost Civil Jurisdiction, in Sovereignty Symposium XVI, p. VI-28 (2003)(second place winner in writing contest).
Taiawagi Helton, Comment, Indian Reserved Water Rights in the Dual-System State of Oklahoma, 33 Tulsa L. Journal 979 (1998).
Stacy L. Leeds, Note, Southern Ute Indian Tribe v. Amoco Production Company: Judicial Construction of Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership, 17 Energy Law Journal 489 (1996).
Rayanne Griffin, Comment, Sacred Site Protection Against a Backdrop of Religious Intolerance, 31 Tulsa Law Journal 395 (1995).
Faye Teague, The Response of the Cherokee Nation to the Cherokee Outlet Centennial Celebration: A Legal and Historical Analysis (with Chadwick Smith), 29 Tulsa Law Journal 263 (1994).
John Williams, The Effect of the EPA's Designation of Tribes as States on the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma, 29 Tulsa Law Journal 345 (1994).
Kenneth Factor, Note, Tightening the Noose on Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction: Duro v. Reina, 27 Tulsa Law Journal 225 (1991).
Recently Published Works by American Indian Law Seminar Students
Sean M. Hanlon, A Non-Indian Entity Is Polluting Indian Waters: "Water" Your Rights to the Waters, and "Water" Ya Gonna Do About It?, 69 Mont. L. Rev. 173 (2008).