Happy #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! Have you registered yet? Here’s a #throwback to when Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee and the ILC helped Agnes Laughter, a Navajo elder become a registered voter in 2008. “All of my heartache has changed as of this day,” said Laughter, who was 77 at the time. “I have an identity now. My thumbprint will stand. I feel fulfilled.” 💛 Register today to be #VoteReady
We hope you join us for this special lecture by ASU American Indian Studies Associate Professor David Martínez about #VineDeloriaJr!
Free & open to public. Please send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NITA Motion Skills for Navajo Tribal Courts
October 1-3, 2019
Navajo Nation Museum
Window Rock, Navajo Nation
Free to All Members of the Navajo Nation Bar Association
This three-day program is designed to help you improve your courtroom motion practice skills, and is open to all practitioners barred on the Navajo Nation. With an emphasis on “learning by doing,” the first two days will focus on writing a motion based on provided case materials. The third day will focus on arguing that motion. Faculty members will discuss best practices for motion drafting, work with participants to refine their motions, and demonstrate oral argument skills. Through small group exercises, you will practice implementing these skills and receive suggestions for improvement on both your written product and oral presentation. Space is limited so please register early. Participants are expected to attend all three days. Participants who successfully complete the program may be eligible for Navajo CLE credits. The program is free to all Navajo barred practitioners.
To register please email your name and Navajo bar number to: email@example.com
For more information on NITA please visit:
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What was it like to start law school?
Your professors were once law students too! We asked our Indian Legal Program faculty and staff what it was like to be a law student in their time, and our faculty responded with a variety of experiences.
The Indian Legal Program at ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is proud to host the 2019 Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference on Friday, October 25, 2019.
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
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 17, 2019:
- 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 22, 2019.
Please submit your abstract
here: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:
Navajo Law CLE Proposal
Professor Robert J. Miller is listed on Turtle Talk’s Most Downloaded Indian Law Papers for 2018-2019 Academic Year twice! ILP is proud of his success!
Professor Trevor Reed just finished his first year teaching at ASU Law and is a fantastic addition to our team. You can read Professor Trevor Reed’s article “Who Owns Our Ancestors’ Voices? Tribal Claims to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings.”
Professor Robert J. Miller’s article “Sovereign Resilience: Reviving Private-Sector Economic Institutions in Indian Country” was published in Brigham Young University Law Review. To review, click here