Second-year law student Andrew Schrack has earned first place in the National Native American Law Students Association 2017-2018 writing competition.
Schrack’s article, titled “The Shifting Landscape of Ancestral Lands: Tribal Gathering of Traditional Plants in National Parks,” earned the first prize of $1,500. It will be published in the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.
The annual competition encourages the development of writing skills of National Native American Law Students Association members and recognizes excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law on a federal or tribal level. The focus of this year’s competition was Indian law as it pertains to natural resources issues.
Schrack traveled to Scottsdale, Ariz. last week where he was recognized at the organization’s annual meeting which took place during the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference.