Jill Johnson ’17 has been awarded third place in the 2017 Chief Justice John B. Doolin Sovereignty Symposium Writing Competition for her work “The Norwegian Way: Balancing Indigenous and Sovereign Rights: Norwegian leadership toward rational coexistence with the Sami.”
Justice Yvonne Kauger of the Oklahoma Supreme Court wrote: “Ms. Johnson’s paper showed the advancements of rights for the indigenous Sami in Norway and how other countries could learn from the Norwegian government’s success in this area. It contained a strong legal analysis with exceptional authoritative backing, while also being very original.”
The competition is open to students enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States and Canada.
Submitted by Law School News on August 15, 2017
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