New Writing Competition

Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition

Sponsor: The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc.

General criteria: Competition is open to all students enrolled in an accredited law school.  A scholarly collection of legal and historical writings presented at the Sovereignty Symposium will be compiled as a book.  The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples. 

Deadline: May 1, 2013

Award: First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.  The winning entry will also be published in the 2013 Symposium compendium of materials. (Scholarships to attend the Symposium are also available.  See below.)

Submission information:


The Sovereignty Symposium XXVI, June 5-6, 2013 - Scholarship Opportunities

The Symposium is the premier conference on Indian Law in the Americas.  It will be held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City.  Applications are being accepted for travel and tuition scholarships.

Susan J. Ferrell Scholarship - One full (tuition, meals, and travel) scholarship to attend the Symposium will be offered. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and contribution to Native American legal issues by an application letter.  There is no application form.  Deadline: April 1, 2013  For submission information, see Dean Ballard.

Ed Edmondson Scholarship - A maximum of 100 Symposium tuition only scholarships will be offered.  Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for a scholarship in a simple letter application.  Deadline: June 4, 2013  For submission information, see Dean Ballard.