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Researching Tribal Law

If you've ever had to research an issue related to Native American law, you know how difficult locating tribal law sources can be. An article that I wrote, which was just published in Law Library Journal may help you track down those elusive tribal law materials.

The article, entitled 'Whatever Tribal Precedent There May Be': The (Un)Availability of Tribal Law, appears in the Spring 2014 issue of Law Library Journal.

The article explores the costs and benefits of publishing tribal law. Part I analyzes why tribal law is not more widely available; part II illustrates the benefits of making tribal law more accessible; and part III describes publication options for tribes. An appendix lists currently available tribal law collections.