Episode 051 – Conversation with Matthew Handler, Class of 2010

Episode 051 – Conversation with Matthew Handler, Class of 2010.mp3

Today’s podcast features Matthew Handler, Brooklyn Law School Class of 2010. Matt won first place in the 2009 Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition sponsored by the Oklahoma Supreme Court for his article, “Tribal Law and Disorder: A Look at the System of Broken Justice in Indian Country and the Steps Needed to Fix It” published in the Oklahoma Supreme Court Sovereignty Symposium Compendium (2009). The article also appears in Volume 75, Number 1 of the Brooklyn Law Review (2010).

In this conversation, Matt talks about what led him to write the article, the first section of which has an historical overview of Indian Law. He also discusses difficulties in law enforcement arising from the tribal/federal dichotomy and analyzes the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2008 with suggestions to deal with crime in Indian country most effectively. For more information about Matt and his article, see the Brooklyn Law School News & Events page Matthew Handler ’10 Wins First Place in Oklahoma Supreme Court Writing Competition.