ILP Student Summer Job Update – DesiRae Deschine

DesiRae Deschine (rising 2L) is one of ten selected for the prestigious Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship and is interning at the Department of the Interior, Solicitor’s Office, Division of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. DesiRae has been working closely with the attorney-advisors in the Branch of Trust Services on the Land Buy Back Program for Tribal Nations. Her major project is researching matters related to the federal trust responsibility for Indian trust land and the implications for Indian probate. As a Udall Intern she is meeting with Congressional members, such as Senator Tom Udall, and with American Indian advocacy and public interest organizations, such as the Native American Rights Fund and the National Congress of American Indians. She is enjoying the D.C. experience by visiting the Smithsonians, walking the National Mall, attending Congressional hearings, networking, and making new friends.