The Indigenous Law Students Association would like to recognize their members Dan Lewerenz & Will Dalsen for their recent excellent showing at the the 18th Annual National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition. Dan and Will won the overall competition, and took individual awards, with Dan and Will taking 1st and 2nd place (respectively) in the Best Oralist category.
The final round panel was composed of South Dakota Attorney General Marty J. Jackley, Hon. Robert A. Miller of the South Dakota Supreme Court (Chief Justice, retired), Hon. Jeffrey L. Viken and Hon. Karen E. Schreier (Chief Judge) of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, and Hon. Roger L. Wollman of the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The ILSA teams participating in the competition included:
Rea Cisneros (Anishinaabe-Lac Courte Oreilles) & John Kellis (Ojibwe-Sault Ste. Marie)
Dan Lewerenz (Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska) & William Dalsen
Jeremy Marshall (Cherokee Nation) & Richard Greenlee
James Schlender Jr. (Anishinaabe-Lac Courte Oreilles) and Anthony Vera (Pascua Yaqui)
Our extraordinary coaches: Chandra Harvey and Cate Kellett
ILSA also thanks the following individuals who judged practice arguments, helping prepare our teams for the competition, with a special thanks to Judge Amanda Rockman (UW Law ‘05) for opening up her court:
UW Law Students and Moot Court members Diane Schlipper, Charles Harvey, Andrea Van Hoff, Ben Carter, Darcy Copeland, and Mike Yellin; Alumna Carol Brown (UW Law ’93) and Alumnus Michael Oeser (UW Law ’98); Professor Richard Monette; Attorneys Kris Goodwell, Michelle Greendeer and Nicole Homer (Ho-Chunk Justice Department), and Joshua O. Rees (Staff Attorney, Ho-Chunk Trial Court); and Hon. Amanda Rockman (Ho-Chunk Trial Court).