At the peak of the pandemic and ILP family refused to slow down! On Dec. 20, 2021, Alexander Mallory (’19) was sworn into the United States District Court for the District of Arizona by Judge Diane Humetewa (’93). Alexander is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
“It was an honor to be sworn into the United States District Court for the District of Arizona by Judge Humetewa,” said Mallory.
“Clerking for Judge Humetewa has been such a privilege. She’s a brilliant jurist and a wonderful mentor, but even more, a kind person. Thank you, judge, for swearing me in. Thank you, family and friends, for inspiring and encouraging me. This achievement is as much yours as it is mine.”
Mallory also thanked Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee for sponsoring her application for admission.
Judge Humetewa also administered swearing-in ceremony for another fellow ILP alum, Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren (’20) in January 2021. Read more on our blogpost: Alumni: Taking the Oath in a Pandemic.
These ILP alumni represent a very powerful minority and when a member of the ILP family need support, strength or presence, ILP family is there to serve.