PUBLISHED:January 19, 2012

Sovereignty Symposium XXV and John B. Doolin Writing Competition

John B. Doolin was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972, and he served as Chief Justice from 1987-1988. He recognized the need for a forum to address Native American issues, as a result of his service on the Indian Affairs Committee at the National Chief Justices' Conference. He authorized the formation of the Sovereignty Symposium in 1988.

The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.

Submissions must be 30-50 pages in length single-spaced, on 81/2" x 11" white paper. The title of the paper, the name of the author and a current mailing address and telephone number must be placed on a cover page. Only the title of the paper should appear at the top of the first page of text. The author's name should appear on the cover page only. Papers must be submitted in Word or Word Perfect format. You may email the formatted version to Use a 12-point font in Times New Roman format. The left and right margins must be 2"; the top and bottom margins must be 1.5".

Entries must be received by March 31, 2012.

Scholarships are available to attend the Symposium.

For further information, contact Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371 or email