This Article highlights the contributions that Judge Diana Murphy made to federal Indian law jurisprudence and its real world impact. In addition to discussing her opinions, it describes the substantial contribution she made to Indian country as the Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Carlson, Kirsten Matoy, Judge Murphy’s Indian Law Legacy (August 9, 2019). 103 Minnesota Law Review 37 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3435173

Kirsten Matoy Carlson

Wayne State University

Kirsten Matoy Carlson is a leading authority on federal Indian law and legislation. Her research focuses on legal advocacy and law reform, with particular attention on the various strategies used by Indian nations and indigenous groups to reform federal law and policy effectively.


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