Welcome to Tribal Law Journal

Founded in 1998, the Tribal Law Journal is an international legal journal for indigenous and tribal law. TLJ promotes indigenous self-determination by providing native peoples, practitioners, and law students an opportunity to contribute their work to the discussion of internal indigenous law. Presenting in a strictly on-line forum, TLJ can accepts a variety of media to best capture indigenous thought and expression. Please visit the Tribal Law Journal Blog for additional case notes and commentary.

Let Our Voices Be Heard, Let Our Stories Be Told.

Please be aware some articles are not currently available.

In July 2020, UNM School of Law had an illegal intrusion into its IT system. This resulted in the loss of some TLJ works. If you have copies or versions of these missing works please email tlj@law.unm.edu.

Current Volume: Volume 19 (2019)

Editorial Board & Staff

Editor-in-Chief/Faculty Advisor

Barbara Creel (Pueblo of Jemez)
Christine Zuni-Cruz (Pueblo of Isleta/Ohkay Owingeh)

Student Editors-In-Chief

Anne Bruno
Roshanna Toya

Co-Managing Editors

Verenice Peregrino Pompa (Spring 2019)
Ernestine Chaco (Fall 2018)

Citations Editor

Dominique Oliver

Multimedia Editor

Kaythee Hlaing

Submissions Editors

Savannah Duran

Spring 2019 Symposium Editor

Israel Chavez

Journal Staff

Yarrow Allaire
Carmen Borja
Paige Diem
Jordan Oglesby
Beth Wright

Law School Support Staff

Mitzi Vigil


Symposiums and Roundtables