Shoemaker’s Article Accepted by Michigan Law Review

Professor Jessica Shoemaker’s recent article, Complexity’s Shadow: American Indian Property, Sovereignty, and the Future, has been accepted by the Michigan Law Review. The article offers a comprehensive approach to analyzing the modern American Indian land tenure system and explores particularly how the recent pattern of hyper-categorizing property and sovereignty interests into ever-more granular and interacting jurisdictional variables has exacerbated development and self-governance challenges in Indian Country.

Shoemaker presented, “The Complexity Problem in American Indian Land Tenure,” at the AALS Property Section breakfast on January 7, 2016, and “Beyond Consolidation: Rethinking Property and Sovereignty in Indian Country,” at the University of Arizona annual Tribal Lands Conference on January 25, 2016.

Shoemaker was also quoted discussing the dispute the Omaha Tribe is bringing before the Supreme Court. Listen here: