The National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) is seeking judges for its 13th Annual Writing Competition. The purpose of the competition is to recognize excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law. This year, the Seattle University School of Law NALSA chapter and the Seattle University American Indian Law Journal are proud to host the 13th Annual National NALSA Writing Competition. The winner will be published in the American Indian Law Journal’s Spring 2014 publication.
Each year law professors and attorneys generously volunteer their time to review the submissions, and participation of the judges is necessary to ensure the success of the competition and that the current Indian law community continues to encourage and recognize talented scholarship.
Judges will receive up to four submissions and scoring sheets. The submissions will be sent to each judge sometime near the end of January, with roughly a month to review and score. Winners will be announced at the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference in Sante Fe, New Mexico on April 11, 2013.
We hope you will consider donating your time to the competition as a judge. Based on the number of submissions to the Writing Competition last year, there is strong and growing interest in the study of Indian law among law students across the country.
The purpose of the Annual Writing Competition is to recognize excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law, actively encourage the development of writing skills of NNALSA members, and enhance substantive knowledge in the fields of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance. The competition is open to matriculated law students at any point in their law school career and regardless of race or tribal membership status.
To volunteer as a judge, please email Jenny Campbell, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shay Story, Editor in Chief, at email@example.com.