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Allison M. Dussias
Contact Information

adussias@nesl.edu
617-422-7266

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

Education

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

The Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Everglades Ecosystem: Refuge and Resource, 9 FIU Law Review (2014)

Room for a (Sacred) View? American Indian Tribes Confront Visual Desecration Caused by Wind Energy Projects, 38 American Indian Law Review 333 (2014)

Friend, Foe, Frenemy: The United States and American Indian Religious Freedom, 90 Denver University Law Review 347 (2013)

Protecting Pocahontas’s World: The Mattaponi Tribe’s Struggle Against Virginia’s King William Reservoir Project, 36 American Indian Law Review 1 (2012)

At the Margins: Border Tribes' Struggles to Protect Reservation Lands, Waters, and Communities, Tribes, Land, and the Environment (2012)

Spirit Food and Sovereignty: Pathways for Protecting Indigenous Peoples' Subsistence Rights, 58 Cleveland State Law Review 272 (2010)

Exhibiting Culture in Legal Settings: Courts, Agencies, and Tribes, 45 Tulsa Law Review 65 (2010)

Indigenous Languages Under Siege: The Native American Experience (contribution to Eighth Tribal Sovereignty Symposium, Indigenous and “Minority Languages Under Siege: Finding Answers to a Global Threat”), 3 Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 5 (2008)

Indians and Indios: Echoes of the Bhopal Disaster in the Achuar People of Peru’s Struggle Against the Toxic Legacy of Occidental Petroleum (contribution to Symposium, “The Bhopal Disaster Approaches 25: Looking Back to Look Forward”), 42 New England Law Review 809 (2008)

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)