Ann Tweedy

Associate Professor
Phone: 651-523-2076


AB, Bryn Mawr College, cum laude
JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Order of the Coif


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Ann Tweedy is an associate professor at Hamline University School of Law. She previously served as a visiting assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Law and a Fellow at California Western School of Law. After clerking for Judge Gould of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Armstrong of the Oregon Court of Appeals, she worked for several years representing Indian tribes, first as in-house counsel for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and then as an associate at Kanji & Katzen, PLLC. Her practice primarily centered on environmental and natural resources law. She has written extensively on tribal sovereignty under federal law and also writes on tribal law and sexuality and the law. In addition to her work as a scholar, she is also a poet and essayist.

Professor Tweedy received her JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and her AB degree from Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in English and Philosophy. She is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Homosexuality and a contributing editor for the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Section newsletter. Her primary teaching areas are Property, Federal Indian Law, and Gender, Sexuality, and Law. She is admitted to the bars of Washington and California (inactive); and she is of counsel to Kanji & Katzen, PLLC in Seattle.



Unjustifiable Expectations: Laying to Rest the Ghosts of Allotment-Era Settlers, 36 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 129 (2012).

Sex Discrimination Under Tribal Law , in The Indian Civil Rights Act at Forty (Kristen Carpenter et al. eds., UCLA American Indian Studies Center 2012).
Four Poems, in WHEN LAWYERS TALK (James Elkins ed., Pleasure Boat Studio Press 2012).
Three Poems, in FIRE ON HER TONGUE: AN EBOOK ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S POETRY (Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy eds., Two Sylvias Press 2011).
Sex Discrimination Under Tribal Law, in Women and the Law 2011 ed. (Tracy Thomas ed., Thomson Reuters 2011).
Polyamory As A Sexual Orientation, 79 U. CIN. L. REV. 1461 (2011).

"Hostile Indian Tribes ... Outlaws, Wolves ... Bears ... Grizzlies and Things Like That?" How the Second Amendment and Supreme Court Precedent Target Tribal Self-Defense, 13 U. PA. J. CONST. L. 687 (2011), reprinted in 4 THE CRIT: CRITICAL STUD. J. 1 (2011).

The Baby Book Skirmish, 35 LEGAL STUD. FORUM 71 (2011).

Sex Discrimination Under Tribal Law, 36 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 392 (2010).

BELEAGUERED OASES (CreativePress 2010).
Connecting the Dots Between the Constitution, the Marshall Trilogy, and United States v. Lara: Notes Toward a Blueprint for the Next Legislative Restoration of Tribal Sovereignty, 42 U. MICH. J.L. REFORM 651 (2009).

Five Poems, 30 LEGAL STUD. FORUM 615 (2006).

Using Plenary Power As A Sword: Tribal Civil Regulatory Jurisdiction Under the Clean Water Act After United States v. Lara, 35 ENVTL. L. 471 (2005).

The Liberal Forces Driving the Supreme Court's Divestment and Debasement of Tribal Sovereignty, 18 BUFF. PUB. INT. L.J. 147 (2000).