July 15, 2016

Two Lesser-Known Law Journals Covering Native American Law

We would like to bring to your attention two electronic-only law journals relating specifically to Native American law.

 American Indian Law Journal 

One of the law journals is the American Indian Law Journal (AILJ) published by Seattle University School of Law since 2012. “AILJ is designed to fill a critical gap in the amount of current scholarship available to those interested in the rapidly developing field of Indian law.” Full-text articles are currently available via the law school’s website. Look for articles to appear on Digital Commons, Westlaw, and Lexis in the near future. Article submissions should be sent directly to sticeb@seattleu.edu or through the “ExpressO” website. (Spring deadline is January 15, 2017.) AILJ accepts articles and abstracts from students, practitioners, and faculty.

Tribal Law Journal

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The other law journal is the Tribal Law Journal (TLJ) available from the University of New Mexico School of Law. The Journal was established in 1998 “for the purpose of promoting indigenous self-determination by facilitating discussion of the internal law of the world's indigenous nations. The internal law of indigenous nations encompasses traditional law, western law adopted by indigenous nations, and a blend of western and indigenous law. Underscoring this purpose is the recognition that traditional law is a source of law.” In addition to finding articles on the law school website, selected articles are also published on Lexis. Included on the website is also the Tribal Law Journal blog which is updated throughout the academic year. The TLJ blog consists of commentary on recent and past events at UNM School of Law and the wider Albuquerque Indigenous community, such as lectures or visits by Indian/Indigenous law scholars. Also on the TLJ blog is a variety of commentary on personal experiences with Indian/Indigenous law and the impact it has on students and Indigenous communities. One can submit articles to the TLJ via  tlj@law.unm.edu or through the “ExpressO” website.