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University of Iowa News Release

May 3, 2004

UI Law School's Native American Student Chapter Honored

Several members of the UI College of Law's chapter of the Native American Law Students Association were recently honored for their accomplishments by several national law student organizations.

Kirk Albertson, a second year law student, received the top prize in the NALSA annual student law writing competition at the Federal Bar Association's annual Indian Law Conference in Albequerque. Albertson's paper on the Iowa Indian Child Welfare Act will be published this fall in the American Indian Law Review.

In addition, a moot court team consisting of Sarah Wheelock and Zackeree Kelin was a semi-finalist at this year's annual NALSA moot court competition. Wheelock, a third year student, and Kelin, a second-year year student, also took the third place award in the brief writing competition. Wheelock also received the second place award in the Best Oralist competition.

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