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Allison M. Dussias
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Areas of Expertise
  • Women's Rights
  • Human Rights
  • Equal Protection
  • Environmental Law and Justice
  • Civil Rights
  • Business Law
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Minority Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples' Rights
  • First Amendment
  • Corporate Law
  • American Indian Law

Allison M. Dussias

Professor of Law


AB Georgetown University
JD University of Michigan Law School

Professional Background

Professor Dussias teaches American Indian Law, Business Organizations, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Property, and Religious Freedom. She is the author of articles on American Indian law, on topics including religious freedom, property rights, and tribal sovereignty. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 1991, she was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, where her principal practice areas were corporate and securities law.

Selected Publications

Kennewick Man, Kinship, and the “Dying Race”: The Ninth Circuit’s Assimilationist Assault on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 84 Nebraska Law Review 55 (2005)

Does the Right of Self-determination Include a Right to a Homeland?, 31 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 83 (2004)

Let No Native American Child Be Left Behind: Re-envisioning Native American Education for the Twenty-first Century, 43 Arizona Law Review (2001) presented in Spring 2001 University of Connecticut Law School faculty seminar series.

Waging War with Words: Native Americans’ Continuing Struggle Against the Suppression of Their Languages, 60 Ohio St. L. J. 901 (1999)

Cultural Conflicts Regarding Land Use: The Conflict between Recreational Users and Native American Ceremonial Users at Devils Tower, Res Communes: Vermont’s Journal of the Environment (1999)