Professor Dennis W. Arrow

Phone:

405.208.5179

Courses:

  • Federal and State Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Civil Rights
  • American Indian Law
Education:

B.A., George Washington University

J.D., California Western School of Law

LL.M., Harvard University.

Professor of Law
Associate Director, Native American Legal Resource Center
Associate Director, Center for the Study of State Constitutional Law and Government

Professor Arrow has served as a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Revision Study Commission, is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and is editor-in-chief of Oklahoma Tribal Court Reports.  He also has substantial experience in United States Supreme Court (and other) litigation in the Constitutional Law and American Indian Law fields.

Publications:
  • Indian Country, Indian Lands, Indian Jurisdiction, in 22 Sᴏᴠᴇʀᴇɪɢɴᴛʏ Sʏᴍᴘᴏsɪᴜᴍ (Okla. Sup. Ct. et al., 2009) 73 pp.
  • Contributing Editor, 9 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 2009) 706 pp.
  • Contributing Editor, 8 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 2006) 623 pp.
  • Federal Judicial Power Over Cases Arising Under Treaties, in David F. Forte Editor, Tʜᴇ Hᴇʀɪᴛᴀɢᴇ Gᴜɪᴅᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ Cᴏɴsᴛɪᴛᴜᴛɪᴏɴ, at 244-46 (Heritage Foun., 2005).
  • A Woman for All Seasons: A Tribute to Nancy I. Kenderdine, 29 Oᴋʟᴀ. Cɪᴛʏ U. L. Rᴇᴠ. 489-90 (2004).
  • In Memoriam: Silas Robert Lyman I, 29 Oᴋʟᴀ. Cɪᴛʏ U. L. Rᴇᴠ. 7-8 (2004).
  • Contributing Editor, 7 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 2003) 552 pp.
  • Contributing Editor, 6 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 2002) 605 pp.
  • Spaceball (or, Not Everything That’s Left Is Postmodern), 54 Vᴀɴᴅ. L. Rᴇᴠ. 2381-2439 (2001).
  • “Rich,” “Textured,” and “Nuanced:” Constitutional “Scholarship” and Constitutional Messianism at the Millennium, 79 Tᴇx. L. Rᴇᴠ. 149-73 (1999).
  • Contributing Editor, 5 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 1999) 563 pp.
  • Contributing Editor, 4 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 1998) 561 pp.
  • Pomobabble: Postmodern Newspeak and Constitutional “Meaning” for the Uninitiated, 96 Mɪᴄʜ. L. Rᴇᴠ. 461-689 (1997).
  • Contributing Editor, 3 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 1996) 338 pp.
  • Contributing Editor, 2 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 1995) 484 pp.
  • Oklahoma’s Tribal Courts: A Prologue, the First Fifteen Years of the Modern Era, and a Glimpse at the Road Ahead, 19 Oᴋʟᴀ. Cɪᴛʏ U. L. Rᴇᴠ. 5-80 (1994).
  • Contributing Editor, 1 Oᴋʟᴀʜᴏᴍᴀ Tʀɪʙᴀʟ Cᴏᴜʀᴛ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛs (Native Am. Legal Res. Ctr., 1994) 330 pp.
  • Bankruptcy Relief Against Governmental Entities, 47 Cᴏɴsᴜᴍᴇʀ Fɪɴ. L.Q. Rᴇᴘ. 267-75 (1993).
  • Tribal Members’ Immunities From State Taxation, in 6 Sᴏᴠᴇʀᴇɪɢɴᴛʏ Sʏᴍᴘᴏsɪᴜᴍ (Okla. S.Ct. et al., 1993) 42 pp.
  • Representative Government and Popular Distrust: The Obstruction/ Facilitation Conundrum Regarding State Constitutional Amendment by Initiative Petition, 17 Oᴋʟᴀ. Cɪᴛʏ U. L. Rᴇᴠ. 3-88 (1992).
  • State Jurisdiction Over Fee Lands in Indian Country, in 5 Sᴏᴠᴇʀᴇɪɢɴᴛʏ Sʏᴍᴘᴏsɪᴜᴍ 448-76 (Okla. S.Ct. et al., 1992).
  • The “Indian” Free Exercise Clause, in 4 Sᴏᴠᴇʀᴇɪɢɴᴛʏ Sʏᴍᴘᴏsɪᴜᴍ 259-320 (Okla. S.Ct. et al., 1991).
  • Recent Developments in Indian-Country Taxation, in 3 Sᴏᴠᴇʀᴇɪɢɴᴛʏ Sʏᴍᴘᴏsɪᴜᴍ (Okla. S.Ct. et al., 1990) 26 pp.
  • Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction Over Indians Not Members of the Prosecuting Tribe, 1989-90 Pʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴏғ U.S. S.Cᴛ. Cᴀsᴇs 181-85 (Jan. 26, 1990).
  • Federal Question Doctrines and American Indian Law, 14 Oᴋʟᴀ. Cɪᴛʏ U. L. Rᴇᴠ. 263-389 (1989).
  • State Taxation in Indian Country, in 2 Sᴏᴠᴇʀᴇɪɢɴᴛʏ Sʏᴍᴘᴏsɪᴜᴍ (Okla. S.Ct. et al., 1989) 50 pp.
  • Of Federal Questions, Removal Jurisdiction and American Indian Law, 1988-89 Pʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴏғ U.S. S.Cᴛ. Cᴀsᴇs 269-74 (FEB. 24, 1989).
  • Contemporary Tensions in Constitutional Indian Law, 12 Oᴋʟᴀ. Cɪᴛʏ U. L. Rᴇᴠ. 469-584 (1987).
  • Seabeds, Sovereignty and Objective Regimes, 7 Fᴏʀᴅʜᴀᴍ Iɴᴛ’ʟ L.J. 169-243 (1984).
  • Prospective Impacts of the Draft Sea Convention, 1 Iɴᴛ’ʟ Pʀᴏᴘ. Iɴᴠᴇsᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ J. 225-81 (1983).
  • The “Alternative” Seabed Mining Regime: 1981, 5 Fᴏʀᴅʜᴀᴍ Iɴᴛ’ʟ L.J. 1-33 (1981).
  • The Customary Norm Process and the Deep Seabed, 9 Oᴄᴇᴀɴ Dᴇᴠ. & Iɴᴛ’ʟ L.J. 1-59 (1981).
  • The Dimensions of the Newly Emergent, Quasi-Fundamental Right to Political Candidacy, 6 Oᴋʟᴀ. Cɪᴛʏ U. L. Rᴇᴠ.. 1-32 (1981).
  • The Proposed Regime for the Unilateral Exploitation of Deep Seabed Mineral Resources by the United States, 21 Hᴀʀᴠ. Iɴᴛ’ʟ L.J. 337-417 (1980).
  • Book Review, 7 Cᴀʟɪғ. W. Iɴᴛ’ʟ L.J. 690-92 (1977) (reviewing M.K. Nawaz Editor, Essᴀʏs ᴏɴ Iɴᴛᴇʀɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ Lᴀᴡ ɪɴ Hᴏɴᴏʀ ᴏғ K. Kʀɪsʜɴᴀ Rᴀᴏ (1976)).