3L Jacob Metoxen Elected President of National Native American Law Students Association

Students Daune Cardenas, Matthew Ramirez join Metoxen on national board

Alejandra Cardenas Cuestas

NNALSA President University of Arizona Law student Jacob MetoxenUniversity of Arizona Law rising 3L Jacob Metoxen has been elected president of the National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA).

NNALSA promotes the study and development of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, and traditional forms of governance, as well as supports Native Americans in law school, both in their own personal academic and life achievements, and in their efforts to educate their peers and communities about Indian law issues.

Metoxen is also a member of the University of Arizona’s Native American Law Students Association (UANALSA) chapter and has taken on leadership roles both at Arizona Law and nationally since his 1L year. He is the first ever UA student to be elected NNALSA President.

“Jacob was elected on the strength of his service to his own tribal community, his NALSA chapter here at the College of Law, the university, and Tucson Native community,” said Robert A. Williams, Jr., the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and the faculty chair of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program. “We are proud to have him and his wife Lisa Wrazidlo (JD ‘17) as part of our University of Arizona IPLP Program family.”

UA NALSA members Daune Cardenas and Matthew Ramirez were also elected to the national NALSA board as area reps.

Arizona Law has long been renowned for its expertise in indigenous peoples law and is the only school offering all three law degrees (JD, LLM and SJD), as well as a Master of Legal Studies, with a concentration in indigenous peoples law.