Deadline Approaching for Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference

Registration is open until January 24 for the Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference, February 4-5, 2020 at the Isleta Resort and Casino. Visit ailc-inc.org/pre-law-advisors-training for more information and to register.

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Recent scholarship by the American Bar Association establishes that although the total number of Native American law students has steadily increased over the past four decades, legal education in the United States includes very few Native American law students, professors, and/or administrators. It is clear that progress is needed. The Native student population remains well below one percent of the total J.D. enrollment (The Pursuit of Inclusion: An In depth Exploration of the Experiences and Perspectives of Native American Attorneys in the Legal Profession).

Many Native American attorneys report that their decision to pursue legal education was strongly influenced by personal interaction and the persuasion of family, mentors, lawyers, and other professionals. The Pathways to the Legal Profession Conference aims to increase the number of competitive Native law school applicants nationwide by providing mentors necessary skills and resources to identify, advise, and support the next generation of Indigenous attorneys.

Community and Social Network

We invite advisors with an array of titles and responsibilities to attend the conference. This includes community members such as teachers and youth mentors, as well as those who specifically advise American Indian students interested in applying to law school such as educators, school administrators, and pre-law advisors.

This Training Includes…

  • Keynote session featuring Indian Law professor, Matthew L.M. Fletcher, outlining the need for Native Attorneys
  • Strategies to identify students who possess qualities that may translate to success in law school
  • Workshop on applying to law school, covering topics such as advising applicants on their personal statements, resumes, and supplemental statements (including diversity statements and other addenda); financing law school; LSAT Overview; and law school selection
  • Panel discussion with current Native law students
  • A national network of pre-law advisors to American Indian prospective law school applicant

 

Please note, if you are a student interested in law school consider applying to the Native American Pipeline to Law Initiative Admissions Workshop.

Register Today for Pre-Law Advisor Training

Please share widely! Registration fee waivers and travel reimbursements are available for Tribal Education Departments,  Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Pathways to the Legal Profession:  Identifying, Advising, and Supporting Native American Pre-Law Students

February 4-5, 2020

Isleta Resort and Casino, Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico

The Pathways to the Legal Profession conference aims to increase the number of competitive Native law school applicants nationwide by providing mentors necessary skills and resources to identify, advise, and support the next generation of Indigenous attorneys.

Registration, hotel information and additional information about the agenda can be found here. Please register by January 24, 2020.

Please note that this conference is designed for advisors.  If you are interested in becoming a law student, learn about the Native American Pipeline to Law Initiative.

 

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You are welcome to contact Rodina Cave Parnall at 505-277-5462 with any questions.

AMERICAN INDIAN LAW CENTER, INC.
Website:  ailc-inc.org

 

Pathways to the Legal Profession:  Identifying, Advising, and Supporting Native American Pre-Law Students

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Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference

February 4-5, 2020

Isleta Resort and Casino, Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico

Registration is open!

The Pathways to the Legal Profession conference aims to increase the number of competitive Native law school applicants nationwide by providing mentors necessary skills and resources to identify, advise, and support the next generation of Indigenous attorneys.

The conference agenda addresses:

  • The Need for Native Attorneys
  • Preparing Students for Law School
  • Native Student Perspectives
  • Financial Aid Resources
  • Application Process & Mock Review
  • Resources & Best Practices for Advisors

Registration fee waivers and travel reimbursements are available for Tribal Education Department and Tribal College representatives.

Please note that this conference is designed for advisors.  If you are interested in becoming a law student, you can apply to attend the Native American Pipeline to Law Initiative (2020 registration is not yet open).

 

You are welcome to contact Rodina Cave Parnall at 505-277-5462 with any questions.

AMERICAN INDIAN LAW CENTER, INC.
Website:  ailc-inc.org

Pipeline to Law Initiative Admissions Workshop

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Pipeline to Law Workshop at UC Berkeley School of Law

June 26-30, 2019

Boalt Hall, 225 Bankcroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720


The Native American Pipeline to Law Pre-Law programs educate and help students successfully navigate the law school application process. The workshops will assist participants in preparing competitive applications. Come learn how to successfully apply to law school and network with law school professionals.

Topics covered * Learn about law school and career options * Obtain information about the varied admissions criteria for law school * Work with mentors to develop an effective application, resume, and personal statement * Explore law school funding options * Receive test prep tips for the LSAT * Network with other participants, faculty, and professionals * Hear from former and current American Indian law students.

Application and additional information available at:

Application deadline: May 1, 2019

Questions? Contact Kate Rosier at Kate.Rosier@asu.edu


This is a great opportunity for students to learn about law school, admissions criteria, LSAT prep, and more. Registration is free, food and lodging is provided, as well as a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. It does not matter what school the student wishes to attend, these sessions are geared to help all students.

Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference – Registration Deadline Extended

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The registration deadline has been extended to January 25, 2019 for the Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference. Advisors with an array of titles and responsibilities are encouraged to join us February 5-6, 2019.

Lodging and travel reimbursements are available for Tribal Education Departments and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Please visit the event page or call (505) 277-5462 for more information about registration, travel reimbursements and the agenda.

 

 

Conference: Identify, Advise and Support Native American Pre-Law Students

Registration is still open for the Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference. Visit the event page for more information about registration, travel reimbursements, and the agenda.

Up to 30 lodging and travel reimbursements (up to $800) are available for Tribal Education Departments and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

See below for Day 2 conference details.

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Pathways to the Legal Profession: Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference

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Learn more and register here.

About the Conference

The Pathways to the Legal Profession Conference aims to increase the number of competitive Native law school applicants nationwide. Recent scholarship by the American Bar Association and others establishes that Native Americans are disproportionately underrepresented in the legal profession. We encourage advisors, educators, and school administrators to attend this training to help identify, advise, and support the next generation of indigenous attorneys.

Advisors

Advisors with an array of titles and responsibilities are encouraged to attend.  This includes community members such as teachers and youth mentors, as well as those who specifically advise American Indian and Alaska Native students interested in applying to law school.

Travel

Lodging and travel reimbursements are available for Tribal Education Departments and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

PLSI Alumni

Send your advice or encouragement to Native American pre-law students. Your quote could appear on new PLSI materials!

What advice would you give to a future law student? What advice or encouragement would you give to your pre-law self?

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. would like to use your answers on new materials (brochure, website, bookmarks, conference program). Please send your quote to Rodina Cave Parnall at AILCinfo@law.unm.edu by January 4, 2019 and keep it to less than 160 characters. It may be edited down to meet space limitations. Include your PLSI class year and current position.

Calling all PLSI Alumni!

Send your advice or encouragement to Native American pre-law students. Your quote could appear on new PLSI materials!

What advice would you give to a future law student? What advice or encouragement would you give to your pre-law self?

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. would like to use your answers on new materials (brochure, website, bookmarks, conference program). Please send your quote to Rodina Cave Parnall at AILCinfo@law.unm.edu by January 4, 2019 and keep it to less than 160 characters. It may be edited down to meet space limitations. Include your PLSI class year and current position.