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Spaces of Indigenous Justice: Applying Theory to Practical Problems (forthcoming 2017) (co-author, with Jennifer Hendry).
Constitution as Dialogue: Legal Pluralism and the American Experience. in Constitutional Recognition of First Peoples in Australia: Theories and Comparative Perspectives 160 (Simon Young, Jennifer Nielsen, & Jeremy Patrick eds., 2016) (co-author, with Jennifer Hendry).
Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and the Pursuit of Justice, 34 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 351 (2016) (co-author, with Jennifer Hendry).
Lessons from the United States on Building More Effective Means of Addressing Indigenous Child Welfare Issues, 19 Austl. Indigenous L. Rev. 103 (2016).
On-the-Ground VAWA Implementation: Lessons from the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, 55 Judges' Journal, Fall 2016, at 8 (co-author, with Alfred Urbina).
Not a Gorilla. Not an Emblem, in Dehumanization and Control: Essay by Melissa Tatum and Jennifer Hendry: "Not a Gorilla; Not an Emblem," Law at the End of the Day (June 8, 2016), http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/dehumanization-and-control-essa....
Tribal Legal Code Resource: Tribal Laws Implementing TLOA Enhanced Sentencing and VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction (2015) (co-author, with Maureen L. White Eagle & Chia Halpern Beetso).
Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations (2014) (co-author, with Miriam Jorgensen, Mary Guss, & Sarah Deer).
Law, Culture, & Environment (2014) (co-author, with Jill Kappus Shaw).
VAWA and the Rolled-Up Newspaper of Goodness, Huffington Post (Mar. 14, 2013), http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-l-tatum-/vawa-and-the-rolledup-new_b_2863467.html.
Navajo Law Reporter (forthcoming) (general ed., vol. 9).
Navajo Law Reporter (2d ed. 2012) (general ed., vols. 1 & 2).
The Path of Women in the Legal Academy, 80 UMKC L. Rev. 795 (2012).
Jurisdiction in Indian Country: A Flowchart, UANativeNet professional development series (2012).
Conflicts of Law: State and Tribal (forthcoming 2011).
January 8, 1962 - the Day the Universe Changed: Gideon, ICRA, and the Erosion of Tribal Sovereignty, in Forty Years of the Indian Civil Rights Act ___ (forthcoming 2011).
Indian Law 101: A Toolkit for Journalists, UANativeNet professional development series (2011).
Best Practices for Enhancing Enforcement of Protection Orders in New Mexico (2d ed. 2010) (contributing author).
Trying the System, in Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series 121 (Laurell K. Hamilton ed., 2010).
Does Gender Influence Attitudes Toward Copyright in the Filk Community?, 18 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 219 (2010) (co-author, with Robert E. Spoo & Benjamin Pope).
Regulating Water Quality in Indian Country, UANativeNet Guidebook Series (2010) (co-author, with Marren Sanders)..
Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders, UANativeNet Guidebook Series (2010) (co-author, with Mary E. Guss).
Issuing Protection Orders, UANativeNet Guidebook Series (2010) (co-author, Mary E. Guss).
Navajo Law Reporter (2008) (general ed., vol. 8).
Best Practices for Enhancing Enforcement of Protection Orders in New Mexico (2009) (contributing author).
Identity and Authenticity in the Filk Community, Transformative Works & Cultures No. 3 (2009), http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/139/102.
Book Review, 51 Can. J. Criminology & Crim. Just. 271 (reviewing Laurence French’s Legislating Indian Country: Significant Milestones in Transforming Tribalism) (2009).
Foreward (National Native American Law Students Association 8th Annual Writing Competition), 26 Ariz. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 507 (2009).
Opinion, AG Values Banks over Battered Women, Tulsa World, Mar. 30, 2008, at G4.
American Indian Law Center, Archaeological Resources Protection Act; Black Hills; Regulating Crime in Indian Country; Cultural Property and Protection of Cultural Property; Employment Division v. Smith; Indian Civil Rights Act; Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act; Oliphant v. Suquamish, Sacred Sites; U.S. v. Lara; U.S v. Sioux Nation, in Encyclopedia of United States - American Indian Policy, Relations, and Law (forthcoming 2008).
Tribal Courts: Tensions Between Efforts to Develop Tribal Common Law and Pressures to Harmonize with State and Federal Courts, in Harmonizing Law in an Era of Globalization: Convergence, Divergence and Resistance 81 (Larry Catá Backer ed., 2007).
Domestic Violence in Indian Country: State/Sovereign Accountability, Chapter III, Sovereignty Symposium XIX 2006 - Common Ground (published conference materials) (2006).
Mvskoke Law Reporter: The Decisions of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (2006) (general ed., with Michelle Grunsted).
Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (2005) (contributing author).
Tribal Efforts To Comply with VAWA’s Full Faith and Credit Requirements: A Response to Sandra Schmieder, 39 Tulsa L. Rev. 403 (2004) (co-author, with Sarah Deer).
Law Enforcement Authority in Indian Country: Challenges Presented by the Full Faith and Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Acts, 4 Tribal L. J. 2 (2004).
Symposium Foreword (Symposium: Tribal Sovereignty and U.S. v. Lara), 40 Tulsa L. Rev. 1 (2004).
Establishing Penalties for Violating Protection Orders: What Tribal Governments Need to Know, 13 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 125 (2003).
The Little Black Book: A Do-It Yourself Manual for Law Student Competitions (2002) (co-author, with Barbara Kay Bucholtz & Martin A. Frey).
A Jurisdictional Quandary: Challenges Facing Tribal Governments in Implementing the Full Faith and Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Acts, 90 Ky. L.J. 123 (2001 - 2002), reprinted in Doing Business in Indian Country 123 (6th ed., 2008).
Model Tribal Code for Enforcement of Foreign Protection Orders, available as an appendix to A Jurisdictional Quandary: Challenges Facing Tribal Governments in Implementing the Full Faith and Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Acts, 90 Ky. L.J. 123 (2001 - 2002) (co-author).
Indigenous People's Rights, International Law of, in The Oxford Companion to American Law 417 (Kermit L. Hall ed. in chief, 2002).
Tribal Jurisdiction and Protection Orders: The Experience of the Michigan Working Group on Implementing the Full Faith and Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Act, Chapter VI, Sovereignty Symposium XIV: 2001 - A Tribal Odyssey (published conference materials) (2001).
Foreword (Symposium: Native American Law), 37 Tulsa L. Rev. 481 (2001).
Group Identity: Changing the Outsider’s Perspective, 10 Geo. Mason U. Civ. Rts. L.J. 357 (2000).
Extending the Status Quo: Indian Law and the Supreme Court’s 1999-2000 Term, 36 Tulsa L.J. 195 (2000).
And the Word for Today is “Immunity”: A Look at Selected Criminal Procedure and Section 1983 Cases from the Supreme Court’s 1997-98 Term, 34 Tulsa L.J. 265 (1999) (published as Melissa L. Koehn).
The New American Caste System, 1 Res Ipsa Loquitor 9 (Feb. 1999) (published as Melissa L. Koehn).
The New American Caste System: The Supreme Court and Discrimination Between Civil Rights Plaintiffs, 32 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 49 (1998) (published as Melissa L. Koehn).
Civil Jurisdiction: The Boundaries Between Federal and Tribal Courts, 29 Ariz. State L.J. 705 (1997) (published as Melissa L. Koehn).