Update in Indian Students’ Claims against BIE School at Havasupai

Here are the updated materials in Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (D. Ariz.):

128 Third Amended Complaint

182 BIE Motion for Partial Summary J

184 Plaintiffs Motion for Partial Summary J

190 Plaintiffs Response

191 BIE Response

202 Plaintiffs Reply

203 BIE Reply

214 DCT Order

216 BIE Motion for Partial Relief

219 Plaintiffs Response

231 BIE Trial Brief on Section 504

233 BIE Trial Brief on Expert Witnesses

234 Plaintiffs Trial Brief on Reasonable Accommodations

235 Plaintiffs Trial Brief on Injunctive Relief

236 Plaintiffs Trial Brief on Section 504

Prior post here.

Jabot Podcast: “The Native American Critique Of New Law School Study”

Here, featuring two of my former students (!), not that it’s about me.

Links embedded in the article here:

Additional Reading:
– Native women law students excluded from so-called “Women of Color in Law Schools” study
– Native American Attorney Study

SALT Virtual Series — Incorporating Anti-Racism Frameworks into Core Law School Classes

SALT Virtual Series: Social Justice in Action


Incorporating Anti-Racism Frameworks into Core Law School Classes


THURSDAY, July 30 at 3:00 pm

Register Here:  https://bit.ly/2Oewk1K

SALT encourages law schools across the country to take affirmative steps to promote justice, eradicate racism and support their law school communities in light of pervasive injustices. SALT is proud to announce a virtual series featuring law school teachers sharing their expertise on how to educate the next generation of lawyers, support students of color and dismantle structural inequality and racism in the United States. We will host monthly panel discussions on ways to combat racism and promote equity in law school. This work will include presentations on the integration of anti-racist frameworks in classes, promoting equity and inclusion in online teaching, anti-racist faculty hiring practices, and racialized trauma and fatigue.

The first session, Incorporating Anti-Racism Frameworks into Core Law School Classes, will be on July 30, 2020 at 3pm ET.

To attend, please register in advance at: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpf-msqzgiG91326VGLxmLZpW9GUHGbiCn

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

See below for information on upcoming panels. More to come!

Incorporating Anti-Racism Frameworks into Core Law School Classes
– July 30, 2020 3pm ET – 4pm ET –

Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Online Teaching
–  August  21, 2020 3pm ET – 4pm ET –

Racialized Trauma and Fatigue Among Academic Activists
–  September 18, 2020 3pm ET – 4pm ET –

Anti-Racist Hiring Practices
–  October 16, 2020 3pm ET – 4pm ET –

Courtney Liss: “Want to change the law? Change law school.”


An excerpt:

At my school, it took dozens of students elevating each other’s voices and alumni’s threat to withhold thousands of dollars in donations before the school considered breaking the precedent. It took each of us sharing heartbreaking personal narratives, demanding the public and the administration look into our wounds directly for administrators to be great lawyers who could understand the purpose of the old precedent (to help foster a diverse and inclusive educational environment) and create new methods of achieving that purpose, including saying publicly that Black Lives Matter and sharing the Black Law Student Association’s demands with students and alumni to drive accountability.

Res Ipsa Loquitur Issues 1 and 2 [History of U.Mich. Student Ad Hoc Committee on Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, 1996]

In 1996, Michigan law students formed an Ad Hoc Committee on Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation after the office door of Lance Jones, an African-American faculty member, was defaced with a racist slur. Shortly after that, the Res Gestae, a law student publication, published an attack on Catharine MacKinnon. The Ad Hoc Committee’s formation was followed by the publication of Res Ipsa Loquitur, a newsletter on race, gender, and sexual orientation. We’re making two issues of that newsletter available here.


Res Ipsa Loquitur Issue 1

Res Ipsa Loquitur Issue 2

Here is a twitter thread that is aggregating the issues and responses to Dean West’s initial statement and the responses from students and others (June 4-June 6)(includes documents).

Lawsuit Regarding the Right to Wear a Traditionally-Beaded Graduation Cap and Eagle Plume at High School Graduation

Here is the Complaint in Larissa Waln and Bryan Waln v. Dysart School District et al. in the District of Arizona.

More information and the press release can be seen here.