ILP Welcome Dinner – Next week!


ILP Welcome Dinner
August 24, 2017 / 6 p.m.
Beus Center for Law and Society
Conference Center, Room 544, 5th floor

Join the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for a casual reception. We’re excited to welcome newly admitted students to downtown Phoenix campus, and share information about our upcoming events and activities where students can get involved.

RSVP by August 18th to or at 480.965.2922. Come join us!

ILP Student Summer Update – Brian Curley-Chambers

This summer, Brian Curley-Chambers (rising 3L), interned with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice in Window Rock, AZ. He assisted in preparing Public Comments submitted to the United States Office of Tribal Justice, conducted legal research in various areas of law and Navajo Legislative history, and worked closely with attorneys from the Economic and Community Development Unit, Employment and Litigation Unit, and the Human Services and Government Unit. Brian also drafted internal documents for future internal administrative implementations at the NNDOJ and legal memorandum addressing legal questions posed by the Navajo Nation Council.


ILP Student Summer Job Update – James Mowdy


This Summer, James Mowdy (rising 3L) externed with the
Navajo Nation Washington Office. He worked with the legislative team conducting public policy research relating to land into trust, antiquities, economic issues, and tribal sovereignty. James received a scholarship to participate in the Native American Contractor Association’s Emerging Native Leader’s Summit 2017 cohort.

Job Opportunities

Hopi Tribe

Chief Prosecutor. Responsible for the executive and administrative control of the Tribal Prosecutor’s Office, as well as prosecuting crimes committed within the Hopi Reservation and its boundaries, and prosecuting delinquency and minor child in need of care petitions.

Probation Officer. Manages a case load and enforces court ordered probationary sentences by supervising and monitoring probationers under the direct supervision of the Chief Probation Officer. The incumbent performs paraprofessional duties requiring knowledge and skill in assessments, investigation, counseling, and supervision of probationers.

Deputy General Counsel. Provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi Tribal government – including the legislative and executive branches of the Hopi Tribe, the administrative departments, offices, and programs – as specified by the Tribal Council and the General Council.

Licensed Deputy Prosecutor. Performs professional legal work in prosecuting criminal offense, juvenile offenses, and certain civil cases in the Hopi Tribal Courts, including legal research and preparation of Court documents; response to citizen inquiries relating to tribal court procedures and violations of Tribal laws prosecuted in Tribal Court.

Link: Hopi Tribe job listings and application details

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians

Tribal Court Clerk. Grant Funded Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Grant – Bureau of Justice Assistant. Three (3) year temporary grant project. Projected End Date: 9/30/2018. Funding may be available at the end of the grant to sustain this position. Closes 8/7/2017.

Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Paid Law Clerk, Lansing. Students who have completed their first year in law
school are welcome to apply.

Pueblo of Laguna

Attorney. Under general direction of Government Affairs Director, serves as an in-house legal adviser, representative, and counselor. Ensures the adherence to applicable laws to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty, to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation, and to protect the legal interests of the Pueblo government. Consistently applies the Pueblo’s Core Values in support of Workforce Excellence. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

National Indian Gaming Commission

Financial Analyst, Washington, D.C. Will review and analyze complex financial data, reconcile general ledger, coordinate budget process, calculate fees and various user charge rates, and prepare reports and analyses which are critical to the agency’s financial operations. The incumbent may work with various Divisions and other programs of the agency to carry out duties.

Note: Job vacancies are compiled and posted on Fridays to
Turtle Talk. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

NABA-AZ Seven Generations Awards Dinner & Silent Auction – 2017 Honorees

We are pleased to announce that the National Native American Bar Association is honoring Professor Kevin Gover with the Lifetime Achievement Award AND Director Kate Ramsay Rosier with the Member of the Year award!

Congratulations to all 2017 Honorees!

Please save the date! The 9th Annual Seven Generations Dinner and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, located at 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, Arizona 85048, Gila River Indian Community.

Please contact Kate Rosier at (480) 362-5409 or, for more information.

Registration is now open – 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 at:

Download PDF flyer.

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