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About Nell Jessup Newton

Nell Jessup Newton became Notre Dame Law School’s tenth dean on July 1, 2009. She is a leading scholar of American Indian law, especially as that field intersects with federal constitutional and property law, writing frequently cited law review articles on tribal property rights and rights to self-government. She was the co-author of the third edition of one of the leading textbooks on Indian Law, Cases & Materials on American Indian Law, and is the editor-in-chief of Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, the only treatise on the subject. Her many law review articles have been reprinted in scholarly books on Indian law, race law, the law of reparations, and legal philosophy.


Present Joseph A. Matson Dean, Notre Dame Law School
Present Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School

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