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.

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

Pre-Law students can apply today for The Native American Pipeline to Law Admissions Workshop to prepare for the law school application process while networking with law school professionals. More information below.

June 17-21, 2020

Apply by April 24, 2020

Hosted at the MSU College of Law in East Lansing, MI

 

 

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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

Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training

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Join this free training

August 1-2, 2019

at the Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Brimley, MI

A multi-disciplinary training geared toward child welfare and domestic violence advocates to implement effective service and advocacy strategies in cases involving child welfare, domestic violence, or both.

Register here and check out the Facebook event page.

Featured trainers include Hon. Jocelyn Fabry, Chief Judge, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians; Rachel Carr, Executive Director, Uniting Three Fires Against Violence; Hon. Ron Whitener, Chief Judge, The Tulalip Tribes; Kate Fort, Director, Indian Law Clinic, Michigan State University Law, Indigenous Law Program; Lenny Hayes, Executive Director, Tate Topa Consulting, LLC and more. For a complete list of trainers visit the event page.

Brought to you by Bay Mills Indian Community and the OJS Tribal Justice Support.

Noojimo’iwewin – healing others, healing of the heart and mind as well as illness.

Free Trial Advocacy Skills Hosted by Bay Mills and MSU! This Week! For Trial Judges, Prosecutors and Defenders!

Now with 17.5 Minnesota CLE Credits!

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Come to Michigan in June when it is beautiful! Open to judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors, this three-day training will provide trial skills training though a “learning-by-doing” teaching method, which includes lectures and demonstrations from training staff, and provides each participant with hands-on experience and practice sessions. This training is tuition free, however, space is limited.

Join us June 19-21, 2019

Visit the website for more information and to register. Hotel block is here.

Find a PDF version of the flyer here.

Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training

Please join the Bay Mills Indian Community for this multi-disciplinary, tuition-free training geared toward child welfare and domestic violence advocates to implement effective service and advocacy strategies in cases involving child welfare, domestic violence, or both. Minnesota CLEs are available for this training.

This training will be in Brimley, Michigan on August 1-2, 2019. For more information, please see the Save the Date below or visit the website.

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