2019 ILP Alumni Awards – Call for Nominations

The ILP alumni awards are now open. Nominate your classmates and friends! The ILP Awards include Professional Achievement, Alumni Service Award, and Emerging Leader Award. Nominations are due February 18, 2019! Nomination materials should be sent by email to: Kate.Rosier@asu.edu. Awards will be presented at the ILP alumni reception at Fed Bar on April 11th at Sandia Resort & Casino.

Nomination Guidelines

ILP Professional Achievement Award – This award recognizes outstanding achievement in Indian Law or Tribal Law throughout an individual’s career. The award honors ILP alumni whose achievements in the field of Indian Law or Tribal Law have brought distinction to themselves and real benefit to the Indian community. Nomination Package Requirements:

  • Describe the unique professional achievements in the field of Indian Law or Tribal Law that has brought distinction to the candidate. (maximum two pages)
  • Describe the recognized contributions made by this candidate that demonstrate a benefit to the larger community. (maximum one page)
  • Describe the ways in which the candidate’s achievements are truly extraordinary or exceptional. (maximum one page)
  • Provide at least two letters of support from individuals that can speak to the candidate’s impact on his or her profession.
  • Letters of support should speak to the magnitude of the individual’s impact in the practice of Indian or tribal law or in the Indian community.
  • Provide a 200 word bio of the nominee.
  • Past winners include: Kathy Bowman (’86), Rob Rosette (’96), Diane Enos (’92), Ben Hanley (’71), Herb Yazzie (’75).

ILP Alumni Service Award – This award is given for outstanding service to the Indian Legal Program, and is awarded for extended, extraordinary service to the Indian Legal Program. Nomination Package Requirements

  • Describe the ways in which the candidate has served or supported the ILP and the ILP alumni. Examples can include serving on committees, boards, CLEs, mentoring ILP students, or other volunteer or fundraising efforts or funding commitments. (maximum one page)
  • Describe the ways this service been truly extraordinary. (maximum one page)
  • Describe how the candidate’s service has benefited the ILP. (maximum one page)
  • Please provide at least two letters of support from ILP alumni as part of the nomination package.
  • Provide a 200 word bio of the nominee.
  • Past winners include: Ann Marie Downes (’94), Mary Shirley (’92) and Jeff Harmon (’05)

ILP Emerging Leader Award – This award acknowledges and encourages service to Indian Country and the ILP by alumni who are less than ten years out of law school. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in their professional career, volunteer work, and promotion or support of the ILP and/or ASU NALSA. Nomination Package Requirements.

  • Describe how the candidate has achieved professional success in their legal career.
  • Describe the candidate’s volunteer work.
  • Describe how the candidate achieved an exceptional level of service while balancing the demands of being a recent graduate. (maximum one page)
  • Describe how the candidate was proactive in efforts to become involved in ILP and/or ILP alumni activities. (maximum one page)
  • Describe how the candidate’s service has been sustained over a long period of time or how the service has been innovative or beneficial. (maximum one page)
  • Provide two letters of support from fellow ILP alumni.
  • Provide a 200 word bio of the nominee.
  • Past winners include: Steve Bodmer (’06), Elizabeth Medicine Crow (’05), Charles Galbraith (’07), Matthew Campbell (’08) and Michael Corey Hinton (’11)

Pipeline to Law Workshop at UC Berkeley School of Law – June 26-30

Summer 2019, the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host a 5-day session to help students better understand the law school admissions process at UC Berkeley School of Law in Berkeley, California. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

To submit your application, click here.

June 26-30, 2019
Application deadline: May 1, 2019

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

Cultural Resources in an Era of Shifting Government Policy – 11/16

The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law invites graduate students from any discipline to present a 15-minute presentation on a topic related to cultural resources during our upcoming cultural resources symposium. Interested graduate students should submit an abstract of no more than 200 words to Darlene.Lester@asu.edu no later than October 15, 2018. Those selected to present papers will be notified by October 26, 2018.

Come support the graduate students from Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University as they present their paper. The symposium is free and open to the public.