Claire Newfeld, 2L and Joanna Jandali, 2L Honored for Exemplary Student Research

First Place:  Claire Newfeld, Indian Boarding School Deaths and the Federal Tort Claims Act: A Route to a Remedy

Second Place:  Joanna Jandali, Jammed from Justice: How International Organization Immunity Enshrines Impunity

The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law announces the 2022 recipients of the Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research.

Claire Newfeld is the first-place award recipient for her entry, Indian Boarding School Deaths and the Federal Tort Claims Act: A Route to a Remedy. Joanna Jandali is the second-place recipient for her entry, Jammed from Justice: How International Organization Immunity Enshrines Impunity. Both are second-year students.

Both papers demonstrate sophistication and originality in the use of research materials, exceptional innovation in research strategy, and skillful synthesis of research results into a comprehensive scholarly analysis.  A review panel comprised of librarians Beth DiFelice and Tara Mospan and Clinical Professor Kimberly Holst selected the winners from a number of highly competitive entries.

Claire Newfeld’s winning paper argues that Indigenous communities and families would have a valid wrongful death or negligence cause of action in the wake of discoveries of Indigenous children’s bodies at boarding school campuses in the U.S. and Canada.

Joanna Jandali’s paper argues that international organizations’ immunity from lawsuits interferes with victims’ ability to seek redress for environmental harms and that international organizations should lose their protection if they fail to provide non-judicial means to seek remedies.

Congratulations to the 2022 winners!

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