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.

Welcome Dinner – Next week!


ILP Welcome Dinner
August 23, 2018 / 6 p.m.
Beus Center for Law and Society
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 17th to ILP@asu.edu or at 480-965-2922. Come join us!

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.

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

Indian Child Welfare Act: Challenges & Rationales – 4/3

Come join the Federalist Society and the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) tomorrow, April 3, at 12:15 pm in Room 644 for a lively panel discussion on a hot topic in Indian and Constitutional law: The Indian Child Welfare Act. The panel will focus on the Indian Child Welfare Act, its challenges, and its rationales.

Panelists will include:

  • April Olson—Rothstein Donatelli in Tempe.
  • Professor Robert Clinton
  • Tim Sandefur—the Goldwater Institute & the Cato Institute
  • Mark Flatten—the Goldwater Institute

LUNCH will be provided! We hope to see you there.