Launching First ‘Talking Stick’ Podcast

Did you know Native Americans were not granted citizenship until 1924? And what are the current barriers of Native American voting? Hear more about access on the ballot in our NEW Talking Stick podcast. The Talking Stick, produced by the ILP and National Congress of American Indians, is hosted by Derrick Beetso (’10). The Talking Stick is a free and educational podcast on federal Indian law and policy.

 

If you missed the update, you can read about this partnership.

The Talking Stick is now available on SoundCloud. The Talking Stick will soon be available on iTunes.

ASU Now: ASU Law student helps hometown devastated by Hurricane Harvey

“I’ve always told people I enjoy corporate law and tribal/federal Indian law because there’s so much potential for creativity. Here is no different,” she continued. “When you can’t accept the word ‘no’ because your client’s lives and well-being are depending on ‘yes,’ then you find alternate routes to arrive at that ‘yes.’ However long it takes.” Rising 3L Ana Laurel talks about her work with Rural Summer Legal Corps and her journey to ASU Law. Read full ASU Now story.

Internship Opportunity – Tohono O’odham Nation AG Summer Intern

Tohono O’odham Nation
Office of Attorney General
Sells, AZ

Paid Internship
Closing date: June 11, 2018

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) is hiring two (2) Interns, for an exciting eight (8) week Summer Internship that starts on June 18, 2018 and continues through August 10, 2018.

Qualifications: The Office of Attorney General invites college students in good standing, who are enrolled in institutions of higher learning to apply for the summer-long internship. Minimum requirements include a valid Arizona driver’s license. The internship program is open to applicants who are members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Preference will be given to enrolled members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, followed by enrolled members of the nation’s or tribes.

To download pdf of full job description and application information, click the following link: Tohon Oodham Nation AG Summer Intern Program.

Pipeline to Law Workshop at Arizona State University – August 1-5

This summer the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host a 5-day session to help students better understand the law school admissions process at University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. 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.

August 1-5, 2018
Application deadline: July 18, 2018

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Indian Legal Program Partners with National Congress of American Indians to Produce Educational Podcast Press Release

Phoenix, Ariz. – May 17, 2018 – The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is pleased to announce its new partnership with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) to produce a monthly podcast. ASU Law alum and Senior Counsel at NCAI Derrick Beetso, will work with the Indian Legal Program (ILP) team to produce a free and educational podcast on federal Indian law and policy. Titled “The Talking Stick: A Native American Law & Policy Podcast presented by NCAI,” the first podcast is scheduled to launch next month.

For full press release, click the following link: Press Release NCAI-ILP Partnership.

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.