Pathways to the Legal Profession: Identifying, Advising, and Supporting Native American Pre-Law Students

February 5-6, 2019
Isleta Resort and Casino
Pueblo of Isleta, NM

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. and the Native American Pipeline to Law Initiative are pleased to announce that registration is open for our Pre-Law Advisors Training.  This training is designed for advisors to Native American pre-law students- this includes Native Studies educators, tribal educators, pre-law advisors, or those who may work with Native students and may direct them to law school.

PLSI 2019 Conference_SavetheDateThe registration fee is waived for representatives from Tribal Education Departments, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and schools with Native American student enrollment.  A limited number of travel reimbursements are still available.  Details on the reimbursement, lodging, and the schedule are provided on the registration webpage.

Topics include:

  • The Need for Native Attorneys
  • Identifying Native Students for Law School
  • The Nuts and Bolts of the Law School Application
  • Advising on Personal Statements, Resume Writing, and Supplemental Statements
  • Financing a Law School Education
  • LSAT Overview
  • Mock Law School Application Overview
  • Advising on Law School Selection

For agenda and registration, visit: https://www.ailc-inc.org/registration/

Questions? Contact Rodina Cave Parnall, Pre-Law Summer Institute Director at  caveparnall@law.unm.edu

Wiring the Rez: Meet our Keynote Speakers – Register today!


January 31 – February 1, 2019

Join us to explore the issues surrounding the development of Tribal Digital Sovereignty and e-commerce in Indian Country.  Attorneys, scholars, financiers, tax, technology and gaming experts, entrepreneurs and innovative tribal leaders will share strategies and practical implementations of diverse business models of current and future e-commerce and infrastructure enterprises to bridge the digital

Other speakers include:  Terry Goddard, Aurene Martin, Steve Hart, Keith Miller, Brendan Johnson, David Jarczyk, Charles Galbraith (’07), Steve Bodmer (’06), Professor Gary Marchant, Professor Lance Morgan, Professor Patrick Irvine, and many more experts.

Early Rate ends Jan. 4. Register today!

For more information, visit: law.asu.edu/wiringtherez

ILP 30th: Register today!

A History of Advocacy: Celebrating 30 years of the ILP will be November 9.

A History of Advocacy: Celebrating 30 years of The Indian Legal Program will be on Friday, November 9, which includes a CLE program at 2 p.m. followed by a fun evening reception at 5 p.m. with silent auction and live music. Bid on the signature ledger art piece created by Dallin Maybee (’11) that will be auctioned off at the event.

Mark your calendar and join us for this very special evening!

Register at: law.asu.edu/ilp30th


Call for Mock Jurors & Witness for Tribal Court Trial Skills College

We are currently seeking volunteers to role-play witnesses and jurors for a mock trial that takes place during Tribal Court Trial Skills College. This event is volunteer-driven, so your participation is highly valued.

  • Volunteer Jurors will be needed on Tuesday, June 12 (1:00-3:00pm). Jurors become familiar with a short description of the character they will role-play and then they participate in a jury selection simulation.
  • Volunteer Witnesses will be needed on Wednesday, June 13 (3:30-5:30pm) and Thursday, June 14 (10:15am-3:15pm). Witnesses become familiar with the facts of a case file and a description of the testimony they will be expected to give. They then role-play a witness during a mock-trial simulation.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the requirements, please contact Helen Burtis at hburtis@asu.edu or 480-727-0420.

Want to learn more about the Tribal Court Trial Skills College? Check out the website at: law.asu.edu/tribalcourt2018

ASU Navajo Nation Law CLE: Call for Presentations

The Indian Legal Program at ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is proud to host the 2018 Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference on Friday, October 19, 2018.

The Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference will offer a one day survey of Navajo law and ethics. This conference is ideal training for attorneys practicing on and near the Navajo Nation, tribal court advocates, tribal court practitioners, tribal court prosecutors, tribal court defenders, tribal council members, Indian law attorneys, tribal liaisons, government legislators, Navajo Nation Bar members, law students, as well as teachers/professors and students of American Indian studies.

The Conference Planning Committee welcomes proposals for 30-minute, 60-minute or 90-minute conference presentations or panel discussions. To submit a presentation proposal, please send the following information by June 22, 2018:

  • Presenter(s) name, title, contact information, bio
  • Title of the proposed presentation
  • A brief (one paragraph) description of the presentation, how the presentation relates to Navajo Law, and a description of the presentation format (example: lecture with Q&A, panel discussion, etc.)
  • A brief description of what will be or could be distributed to attendees as materials
  • A two-sentence summary of the presentation for the conference program, if accepted
  • Length of presentation
  • Would this session qualify for Navajo Ethics?

Participants will be notified of their selection by July 23, 2018.

Please submit your abstract here: ilp@asu.edu Subject: Navajo Law CLE Proposal

For more information, contact Kate.Rosier@asu.edu or (480) 965-6204.