Friday Job Announcements

Any posts for an open Indian law or leadership job received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that week’s announcement, when the following information is sent to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location (city, state), main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

Anishinaabe Community Outreach Liaison, East Lansing, MI. The Liaison will work closely with the Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) Partnership Indigenous Project Coordinator, the Indigenous Language Liaison, Indigenous Language Specialists and MSU LCTL grant personnel. They will work closely with communities to lead outreach efforts in reservation based and urban Anishinaabe communities. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 26, 2019 until position is filled. For more information please see the job description.

The University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Associate/Assistant/Full-time Professor of Indian Law, of Indian Law, Missoula, MT. Full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Duties include teaching, scholarship, and service as set forth in the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law Faculty Handbook. Our primary need is in the area of Indian and/or tribal law, with additional curricular needs in areas such as litigation skills, family law, and clinic. The application period opens on September 13, 2019. Please visit the link to apply.

The Yakama Nation Public Defender-Legal Aid Services

Attorney, Toppenish, WA. The attorney will be assigned both criminal and civil work in Tribal Court as well as municipal, District and/or Superior Courts. Closing date is July 25, 2019. Please use the application on the Yakama Nation website and submit to the Human Resources Department as described.

Pueblo of Laguna

Court Administrator, Dept: Pueblo Courts, Laguna, NM. Closing date for application submission is July 23, 2019. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. This position is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. This position is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

Associate Judge, Dept: Pueblo Courts, Laguna, NM. Closing date for application submission is August 1, 2019. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

National American Indian Court Judges Association

Program Attorney, Boulder, CO. NAICJA seeks an experienced Program Attorney responsible for researching, designing and implementing continuing judicial education programs. Manage and oversee federal grants, including supervision of program coordinator; Oversee the coordination of grant and project deliverables; and more. For more information please see the position description. Closing date is August 5, 2019.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Senior Legal Counsel, Mashantucket CT. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the incumbent assists in providing legal advice and services to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, including its departments, arms (including the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise), subdivisions, regulatory bodies, committees, entities and business enterprises (MPTN) concerning legal rights, responsibilities and obligations.

McKinley County (NM) District Attorney’s Office

Senior Trial Attorney (DUI Taskforce), Gallup, NM. This is a grant-funded position. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

Assistant Trial Attorney, Gallup, NM. The Assistant Trial Attorney position is ideal for those who have recently taken the bar exam and are interested in gaining experience in criminal prosecution. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

Senior Trial Attorney, Gallup, NM. The Senior Trial Attorney position requires substantial knowledge and experience in criminal prosecution, rules of criminal procedure, and rules of evidence. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

Tohono O’Odham Nation

Assistant Attorney General, Sells, AZ. The Office of Attorney General represents the Tohono O’odham Nation in litigation and other legal matters. Specific areas of need for the Office of Attorney General are healthcare law and contracts. For more information please see the position description.

Martha L. King, P.C.

Associate Attorney, Albuquerque, NM. Associates will assist in developing, amending, advocating, negotiating and/or implementing: governing documents, codes and amendments to support self-governance and economic development; employee handbooks and policies and procedures; intergovernmental agreements; and other business documents. Closing date is August 18, 2019. Please see the job description for more information.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court RFQ

Request for Proposals, Northern California, 95546. Develop, compose and facilitate a community needs assessment and strategic plan. Only accepting proposals by Indian owned businesses and contractors. Please see the RFP for more information.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

NARF Clerkship Summer 2020, Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Application is due September 13, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information. Other fellowship and internship information can be found here.

Godfrey & Kahn

2020 Summer Associate Program (For 2Ls), Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay or Appleton Wisconsin offices. Our Summer Associate Program is our most important tool for hiring new associates. Develop tangible skills and gain valuable experience, and leave with a realistic view of what it is like to be a part of the team at Godfrey & Kahn. Tribal affiliation and experience representing Indian tribes are desirable.  Please submit a cover letter stating office location of interest, practice group interests (if known); resume; and law school transcript (unofficial copy is okay). Please click here to apply.

 

See posts from Friday, July 12, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the job and a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

HOBBS, STRAUS, DEAN & WALKER, LLP

2019 Summer Law Clerk Program, Washington D.C. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 35 years to realize positive change in Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending tribal rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Please see the job description for more information.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Deputy Public Defender, Tuscon, AZ. The Deputy Public Defender delivers professional and competent legal service in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Public Defender’s Office. The incumbent provides representation to adults and juveniles, charged with criminal offenses, in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court. This representation includes court appearances, investigation, preparing and arguing motions, conducting bench, jury trials, and appeals. Please see the job description for more information.

Navajo Nation

Attorney,  Department of Justice in Natural Resource Unit, Window Rock, AZ.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General of the Navajo Nation.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information.  Please contact Ms. Cherie Espinosa, Acting Deputy Attorney General for further information at cespinosa@nndoj.org.   This position is open until filled.

Tax Attorney, Office of the Tax Commission, Window Rock, AZ.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information.  Please contact Ms. Cherie Espinosa, Acting Deputy Attorney General for further information at cespinosa@nndoj.org.  This position is open until filled.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Summer 2019 Law Clerk, Banning CA. It is the goal of the Morongo Legal Department to provide a tailored Clerk program that responds to the interests and goals
of the Law Clerk. The Law Clerk program includes the opportunity to get to know the Morongo Tribal Community, lands, and Enterprises. By clerking with the Morongo Legal Department, we are confident you will improve your lawyering skills, learn first-hand the demands of in-house legal counsel, and gain meaningful exposure to substantive Indian law projects. The position is paid and only 20 miles west of Palm Springs. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please see the description for more information.

The Yankton Sioux Tribe

(3) Supreme Court Judges, Wagner, SD. Seeking applicants for three (3) law trained Supreme Court Judges positions for the Yankton Sioux Tribal Supreme Court as established in Title I, Chapter II of the YST Law and Order Code to hear cases as needed taken on appeal from the Yankton Sioux Tribal Court under Rule 37 of the YST Rules of Civil Procedure and Chapter V of the YST Rules of Criminal Procedures. Resumes shall be submitted to and reviewed by the YST Business and Claims Committee at P.O. 1153, Wagner SD, 57380, (605)384-3641, who will make appointments, determine further qualifications, terms of office and compensation as set forth in Title I, Chapter II, Sec. 1-2-2(2) of the YST Law and Order Code. The positions shall be considered open until filled.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Executive Director, Okmulgee, OK. The Executive Director assists the Gaming Commission charged with investigating regulated activities to assure compliance with federal/tribal laws. Assist with preparation of quarterly report and budget. Assist Commission and supervises staff. Please see the job description for more information.

Berkey Williams LLP

Indian Law Fellowship Program, Berkeley, CA. Our Indian Law Fellowship Program encourages recent law graduates to work in the field of Indian law and provides the Fellow with an opportunity to pursue a wide variety of projects in Indian country. The Fellowship intends to contribute to the development of the Indian law leaders of the future, whatever their career paths in the field might be. The deadline to apply is October 12, 2018. Please see the description for more information.

Last week’s job posting: September 7, 2018.

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Indian Law Resource Center

Executive Director, supervises staff in both the Helena, Montana, and Washington, D.C., offices. Additionally, the Executive Director works closely with and provides leadership and support to the Board of Directors and especially the Board Chair. The Executive Director is actively involved in fund raising with the support of the Development Director and the Board’s Fund Raising Committee. Send a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae via email to Melanie Dayton Mt@indianlaw.org. The position will be open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Sidley Summer 2018 Fellowship, Washington, D.C. The Terrance A. Sidley Fellowship is a competitive Fellowship awarded each year to a law student who shows particular promise for a career in federal Indian law and international indigenous human rights issues. The deadline for receipt of applications for summer 2018 is March 16, 2018.

Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office

Staff Attorney, Wausau, W.I. Key responsibilities: (1) Maintain caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups; (2) Educate and serve Native American Elders; (3) Provide backup services and education to Tribal Benefit Specialists; (4) Participate in tribal court development and community education projects; and (5) Carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Judge, Civil Division, Trial Court, Okmulgee, O.K. Exercise jurisdiction over any person or subject matter on any basis consistent with the Constitution and law of the Nation and not prohibited by federal law, including over the territorial and political boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation which includes; Creek, McIntosh, Okfuskee/Seminole, Tulsa, Hughes/Seminole (Tukvpvtce), Muskogee, Okmulgee and Wagoner/Roger/Mayes Districts.

Anishinabe Legal Services

Staff Attorney, White Earth Reservation, M.N. Provides civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts and Administrative Forms on or near the White Earth Reservation.

Jill Grant & Associates LLC

Summer Law Clerk, Washington, D.C. Experience and/or demonstrated interest in environmental law is required.  Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, a strong academic record, and have completed their first or second full year of law school. The position is full-time for 10-12 weeks at $1,000 per week, with the possibility of a part-time position continuing into the school year.  The Summer Law Clerk will gain practical environmental law experience in a small firm setting and work closely with our attorneys on matters for our clients. Jill Grant & Associates provides environmental counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal entities, and environmental organizations, and represents tribes on jurisdictional and administrative law issues.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  Native Americans are encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a resume, (3) a legal writing sample, (4) three references, and (5) a current law school transcript by email to lawclerkposition@jillgrantlaw.com.

Department of the Interior

Supervisory Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Branch of Environment and Lands, Washington D.C.  Overseeing the Branch of Environment and Lands, incumbent will be the first line supervisor of attorneys assigned to the Branch. Closes 2/12/18.

Other jobs recently posted:

Senior Attorney, Muckleshoot Tribe, Seattle, W.A. (2/1/2018)

Previous Friday Job Announcements2018/01/26

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP

2018 Summer Law Clerks. Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (“FPM”) is a nationwide firm dedicated to the practice of Federal Indian Law.  FPM represents Native American tribes and organizations in a wide spectrum of areas including business transactions, litigation, and governmental affairs. FPM is seeking applications from second year law students for 2018 Summer Law Clerks for offices in Louisville, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and Sacramento, California. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.  Experience or coursework in tribal and Federal Indian Law is required and/or preferred  at most FPM office locations. Applicants must also possess excellent analytical, research and communication skills, and the ability to work well independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.  FPM offers a competitive hourly wage for a 10 – 12-week summer position.

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and law school transcripts to Ann Hacker at ahacker@ndnlaw.com no later than September 30, 2017.  The cover letter must indicate preference for each FPM office location by completing the chart below (i.e.: #1 is for the top location preference followed by 2, 3, etc. If you are not applying for consideration at a particular office location please note N/A). The cover letter should be addressed to Ann Hacker. If your preferred office location includes our Colorado office a separate cover letter needs to be addressed to the attention of Thomas W. Fredericks.

Louisville, CO
Omaha, NE
Sacramento, CA

Department of Justice

Assistant United States Attorney, District of Colorado. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is currently interviewing for an Assistant United States Attorney to serve in Durango, Colorado, as part of the Criminal Division. Closes Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Executive Communications Manager, Portland O.R. responsible for promoting NICWA’s public image and visibility through a variety of communications media and provides communications support to the executive director and NICWA staff. Closes Monday, October 2, 2017.

Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska

Appellate Court Administrator, Juneau, A.K. Responsible for developing and managing the Appellate Court expansion project for the Tlingit & Haida Tribal Court, which will include code drafting, hiring and administratively supervising consultants for drafting statutes, policies and procedures; working closely with the Judiciary Committee and Judges; and providing administrative support for the development of the Tlingit & Haida Trial Courts and other Southeast Alaska Tribal Courts.

National Indian Gaming Commission

FOIA Officer, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, D.C. Oversees the Commission’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) program. Responsible for directing the work of the FOIA office staff and developing program policy. Closes Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Ain Dah Yung Center

Indian Child Welfare Compliance Monitor, St. Paul, M.N. Provides court monitoring, education and outreach, and advocacy to ensure court compliance.

Sonosky Chambers Sachse Miller & Monkman, LLP

Attorney, Anchorage, A.K. The Sonosky Chambers firm specializes in representing Native American interests in a wide range of work involving tribal sovereignty and self-governance, health care, complex litigation, appellate and Supreme Court work, legislative affairs, and a wide range of additional matters. Additional information about our firm is available at www.sonosky.com. Interested applicants should have strong credentials and a commitment to representing Native American interests. One to four years’ experience is preferred but all qualified applicants will be considered. Please send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and transcripts to sue@sonosky.net. All applications will be kept confidential.

Blackfeet Tribe

Staff Attorney, Browning, M.T. Responsible for general litigation matters, employment relations, legislative advocacy, and assisting tribal programs. It is preferred that an applicant have at least five (5) years experience in the practice of law. The applicant must be licensed in the State of Montana and produce a Certificate of Good Standing with the Montana State Bar. The applicant should have demonstrated interest and knowledge of federal Indian Law, administrative law, and trial advocacy.  The position requires personal integrity and the ability to produce timely and accurate written work.  Full-time with salary negotiable.  Applicant must submit to a criminal background check and pass a pre-employment drug screen. Please send a resume, three (3) references and a short writing sample to Blackfeet Legal Department, P. O. Box 849, Browning MT 59417 7777 or email blackfeetlegal@gmail.com. The position will remain open until filled. If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Blackfeet Legal Department at (406) 338-7777.

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Tribal Health Attorney, Anchorage, A.K. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium anticipates expanding it legal team to support new and exciting initiatives to improve health care quality and access for Alaska Native patients and communities. We are seeking additional legal expertise to assist with new and developing partnerships and transactions, health care and medical staff issues, personnel matters, information technology and security issues, and regulatory compliance.

Ideal candidates will have at least seven years of experience in health law or another relevant field; an understanding of “Indian law,” the intersection between medical staff and employment issues, and government contracting; demonstrated experience working for complex clients in a team-oriented environment; exquisitely good judgment; and the ability to reconcile competing legal principles to assist ANTHC in finding innovative ways to achieve its vision that “Alaska Natives are the healthiest people in the world.”

The Consortium works with Alaska’s Tribal health organizations and over 229 federally recognized Tribes to administer the Alaska Tribal Health System. The Consortium partners with Southcentral Foundation to co-manage the 150+ bed Alaska Native Medical Center, which is a Level II Trauma Center and has achieved Magnet status in recognition of nursing excellence. ANTHC also provides community and environmental health services; constructs health clinics and water and sanitation systems in rural Alaska; develops and deploys telehealth technology; administers an epidemiology center; develops training for allied health providers; and provides technical assistance and support to other members of the Alaska Tribal Health System.

The Consortium’s main office is located in Anchorage, Alaska. In accordance with federal law, ANTHC applies Native Preference in hiring and contracting. Learn more about ANTHC at http://www.anthctoday.org/ and ANMC at http://www.anmc.org/. For more information, please direct inquiries and resumes to Nacole Heslep, General Counsel at ndheslep@anthc.org with “Tribal Attorney B” in the subject line.

Previous Friday Job Announcements: 9/8/17

NARF Seeks Summer Law Clerk Applications for 2018. Apply by 9/29/17.

Hello –
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2018 Clerkships! Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C.

Apply by September 29, 2017!

Full Summer Law Clerk Announcement

Clerkships and Internships at NARF

Summer Law Clerk Opportunities with Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

1) Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Harbor Springs/Petoskey, MI) Prosecutor’s Office is seeking one unpaid summer law clerk funded through your school or other external sources.

2) Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Harbor Springs/Petoskey, MI) Tribal Court is seeking two unpaid summer law clerks funded through your school or other external sources.

3) Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Harbor Springs/Petoskey, MI) Domestic Violence Court is seeking one summer law clerk; funded through the Justice for Families (JFF) grant awarded to LTBB Tribal Court.

Please email cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at hr@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov and state your GPA in your cover letter. We will request transcripts and writing samples for people we are interested in interviewing.

Summer Law Clerk: Intern Positions Available with Navajo Nation Department of Justice

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking energetic and motivated candidates for a number of funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice:

  • Natural Resources,
  • Tax and Finance,
  • Litigation,
  • Employment,
  • Human Services,
  • Government Services,
  • Economic Development,
  • Gaming,
  • Water Rights, and
  • Direct Legal Services for Navajo Relocatees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have completed a law school course on Federal Indian Law.

(To receive full credit for education, certification, or licensure, transcripts, copies of degrees, certificates, and other appropriate documents must be submitted along with employment application.)

Externally funded candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply.

DOJ provides legal services to and litigates on behalf of the three governmental branches of the Navajo Nation government, including its chapters and entities, in matters in which the Navajo Nation government has an interest. The Attorney General also defends litigation against the Navajo Nation and supervises outside attorneys who assist the Nation with various cases.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, transcript and a short (5-10 page) writing sample to Rodgerick Begay at rbegay@nndoj.orgComplete application packets must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, March 18th.

Selected candidates will also be asked to fill out a formal Navajo Nation Employee Application, which can be found at http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

THE NAVAJO NATION GIVES PREFERENCE TO ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED APPLICANTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NAVAJO PREFERENCE IN EMPLOYMENT ACT AND VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.

Save the Date: Apply to Clerk at NARF by September 2, 2016

Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (“NARF”) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide. NARF’s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.

Summer Clerkships
NARF is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2017 Clerkships! Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C.

Here is the advertisement. The deadline to apply is September 2, 2016.

Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions Available with Navajo Nation Department of Justice

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking energetic and motivated candidates for a number of funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice:

  • Natural Resources,
  • Tax and Finance,
  • Litigation,
  • Employment,
  • Human Services,
  • Government Services,
  • Economic Development,
  • Gaming,
  • Water Rights, and
  • Direct Legal Services for Navajo Relocatees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have completed a law school course on Federal Indian Law.

(To receive full credit for education, certification, or licensure, transcripts, copies of degrees, certificates, and other appropriate documents must be submitted along with employment application.)

Externally funded candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply.

DOJ provides legal services to and litigates on behalf of the three governmental branches of the Navajo Nation government, including its chapters and entities, in matters in which the Navajo Nation government has an interest. The Attorney General also defends litigation against the Navajo Nation and supervises outside attorneys who assist the Nation with various cases.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, transcript and a short (5-10 page) writing sample to Rodgerick Begay at rbegay@nndoj.orgComplete application packets must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, April 22nd.

Selected candidates will also be asked to fill out a formal Navajo Nation Employee Application, which can be found at http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

THE NAVAJO NATION GIVES PREFERENCE TO ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED APPLICANTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NAVAJO PREFERENCE IN EMPLOYMENT ACT AND VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.

Congrats, Whitney Gravelle and Alayna Farris! 2015 Summer Clerks’ work recognized by NARF

Alayna Farris, Whitney Gravelle, and John Echohawk recognize the donation from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz
Alayna Farris, Whitney Gravelle, and John Echohawk recognize the donation from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz

At the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, we’re very proud of the work of current and past MSU College of Law Students. This week, Whitney Gravelle (MSU COL ’16, Anishinaabe from the Bay Mills Indian Community) was featured in an update from NARF.  Whitney and her summer clerk colleague, Alayna Farris from the University of Arkansas School of Law, worked on several matters, including the revision and updating of A Compilation of Federal and State Education Laws regarding Native Language in Curriculum and Certification of Teachers in Native Languages.   Their work at NARF this summer was made possible by a grant from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.

More information is available here.

Although the deadline for the NARF Summer 2016 Clerkship program has passed,  interested first year law students should research this excellent opportunity and prepare to apply in the early fall of 2016 for the Summer 2017 Clerkship program.

Whitney Gravelle at NARF
Whitney Gravelle at NARF