ILP Students Summer Job Updates – Chris Channell, Meredith Duarte, & Sarah Crawford

Chris Channell (3L), Meredith Duarte (2L) and Sarah Crawford (2L) are spending their summer at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Office of the Prosecutor lead by ILP grad Jeff Harmon (’05). The students are shown with their certificates to practice in tribal court where they spend most of their time. Thank you to Jeff and the SRPMIC community for giving them this great opportunity!

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.

SAVE THE DATE – Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage – Dec. 6-8

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage Conference will be held Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Memorial Union, Ventana Ballroom on ASU Tempe campus.

Registration will open on August 1:

Download PDF flyer.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Williams at or 480-727-0420.

ILP Student Summer Job Updates

Kris Beecher (rising 2L) started his Summer off by being appointed and confirmed to the Navajo Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, and was subsequently elected Chairman of the Board on June 10th, 2017. He also found time to speak to Native youth attending a Summer program at ASU, and was sworn in as one of the newest members of the Navajo Nation Bar Association. Additionally, his internship at the Navajo Nation Chief Prosecutor’s Office is giving him plenty of Summer reading.

Alexander Mallory (rising 2L) is an intern at the Office of the Public Defender in Maui, Hawaii. He has assisted attorneys with various pre-trial motions such as a motion to dismiss indictment, a motion to compel, and a motion to quash. He is also been assigned post-trial matters, including a Rule 40 petition.