Professor, School of Law 


  •   The Tribal Court Practice: A Context and Practice Handbook (Textbook Series) (Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2011) (with Aliza Organick).

Journal articles

  • "A Tale of Two Sovereigns: Danger and Opportunity in Tribal-State Court Cooperation," Tulsa L. Rev (forthcoming 2011).
  • "True North: Navigating for the Transfer of Learning in Legal Education." 34 Seattle University Law Review (2010). 
  • "The Forgotten Sovereigns." 36 Florida State University Law Review 765 (2009).
  •  "From Conflict to Cooperation: State and Tribal Court Relations in the Era of Self-Determination." 45 Court Review 48 (with Aliza G. Organick) (2009).
  •  "Using Classroom Technology to Teach Oral Argument." 23:2 Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute 8 (spring 2009).


  • "Persuasive Legal Writing for Professors and Practitioners," Free University of Tbilisi School of Law, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, October 2013 (with Joseph P. Mastrosimone)
  • "Nation to Nation: The Essence of 'Government-to-Government' Relations in Tribal-Federal Consultations," Symbiosis Law School, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India, August 2013
  • "Teaching for Transfer in the Clinic, Learning for Transfer: (re)conceptualizing What We Do in Clinics Across the Curriculum," The Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Seattle, Wash., June 2011 (with Shaun Archer, Jason Eyster, Jim Kelly and Colleen Shanahan)
  • "Engaging Students Through Culture," Engaging and Assessing Our Students Conference, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning New York (N.Y.) Law School, June 2011
  • "Toward a Pedagogy for Teaching Legal Writing in Law School Clinics, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Fla., January 2011
  • "Building a Bridge to Everywhere: Improving Transfer of Learning from Legal Writing Programs to Other Contexts," Professionalization of Legal Writing Programs, Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, July 2009 (with Aïda M. Alaka)
  • "Bridging Skills 'Back to the Future': Transfer of Learning within the Legal Writing Classroom," Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, March 2009 (with Aïda M. Alaka)
  • "Toward a Pedagogy for Clinical Legal Writing," Building Bridges: Creating Clinical Opportunities through Collaboration Midwest Clinical Law Conference, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, November 2008
  • "The Forgotten Sovereigns," Faculty Exchange Lecture, University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, October 2008
  • "Substantive Criminal Law in Tribal Court" and "Tribal Court Practice" (multi-session panels), Introduction to Tribal Court Practice, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Mayetta, Kans., October 2008 (with John Francis and Aliza Organick)
  • "The Invisible Sovereigns: Why and How to Introduce Native American Nations and Tribal Courts in the First-Year Legal Writing Curriculum," Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, March 2008

Offices and appointments

  • Member, Tribal Courts Council, American Bar Association Judicial Division, 2011-
  • Co-chairwoman, Website Committee, Association of Legal Writing Directors, 2008-
  • Committee on Cooperation Among Clinical, Pro Bono and Legal Writing Faculty, Legal Writing Institute, 2008


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