L&C at the Indian Law Section of the Federal Bar Association Conference
The Indian Law Section of the Federal Bar Association awarded Walter R. Echo-Hawk Jr. the 2015 Lawrence R. Baca Lifetime Achievement Award. The highest honor given by the FBA’s Indian Law Section, this award is bestowed upon those who show excellence in Indian law, are held in high esteem in their professional arena and have made significant contributions to the field of Indian law through litigation, development of legislation, scholarship or development of Indian law students or through tribal leadership. The award was presented to Echo-Hawk in April at the FBA’s 40th Annual Conference on Federal Indian Law, attended by 800 lawyers, federal officials, tribal leaders, judges, law students and others. It is the largest Indian law conference in the United States and the world, and serves as the meeting of the national Native American Bar Association and Native American Law Students Association.
Stevie Lemke won first place in the National Native American Law Association’s 14th Annual Writing Competition. The purpose of the competition is to recognize excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law, encourage the development of writing skills of NNALSA members, and enhance substantive knowledge in the fields of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance. Stevie is the President of NALSA at Lewis & Clark Law School.