Professor John P. LaVelle

John LaVelle


Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Nell Jessup Newton, et al., eds., LexisNexis 2005). (EXEC. ED.)


Implicit Divestiture Reconsidered: Outtakes from the Cohen Handbook's Cutting-Room Floor, 38 Conn. L. Rev. 731 (2006).

Rescuing Paha Sapa: Achieving Environmental Justice by Restoring the Great Grasslands and Returning the Sacred Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation, 5 Great Plains Natural Resources Journal 40 (2001).

Sanctioning a Tyranny: The Diminishment of Ex parte Young, Expansion of Hans Immunity, and Denial of Indian Rights in Coeur d'Alene Tribe, 31 Arizona State Law Journal 787 (1999).


Petitioner’s Brief — Reargument of Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe, 13 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 69 (2003).

Case at a Glance: Are County Officials Liable for Forcibly Executing a Search Warrant Against a Sovereign Indian Tribe?, 6 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 368 (2003).

Strengthening Tribal Sovereignty Through Indian Participation in American Politics: A Reply to Professor Porter, 10 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 533 (2001).

The General Allotment Act "Eligibility" Hoax: Distortions of Law, Policy, and History in Derogation of Indian Tribes. 14 Wicazo Sa Review 251 (Spring 1999).

Review Essay: “Indians Are Us?” 20 American Indian Quarterly 109 (Winter 1996).

Conference Papers and Presentations

The Rise of the "New Federalism" from the Destruction of Indian Rights: A Meditation. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Indian Law Conference of the Federal Bar Association: The New Tribalism Meets the New Federalism (2001).

Panel Discussions from "Indian Nations on the Eve of the 21st Century." 43 South Dakota Law Review 475 (1998).


Toward a Great Sioux Nation Judicial Support Center and Supreme Court: An Interim Planning and Recommendation Report for the Wakpa Sica Historical Society's Reconciliation Place Project (with Frank Pommersheim). 17 Wicazo Sa Review 183 (Spring 2002).