For the 2019–20 academic year, the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program's student body and members of the University of Arizona Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) comprise Native American, Indigenous, and non-Native students representing Indigenous nations from across the world, forming a close knit learning community of advocates. The University of Arizona NALSA chapter is consistently one of the largest chapters in the country.
NALSA is close group of law students, faculty, and staff that come together for one purpose: to increase awareness about Native and Indigenous peoples in the James E. Rogers College of Law community and provide education on the legal issues that impact them today. NALSA is made up of Native American, Indigenous, and non-Native members and welcomes anyone who has an interest in learning more about how the law affects tribes, individual Native Americans, and Indigenous people all over the world.
Currently, IPLP students and NALSA members represent the following Indigenous and tribal nations:
Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui, Diné, Cherokee, Colville, Omaha, Ho Chunk, Wiradjuri, L'nu, Choctaw Nation, Cowlitz, Lumbee, Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Washoe Tribe, Muscogee Creek, Chickasaw, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, Pala Band of Mission Indians, Lower Sioux, Tigua, Abenaki, Jamul Indians, Comanche, Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde, Anishnaabe, Maasai, Hehe Tribe, Sukma, Zezuru, Izon (Ijaw) tribe of Nigeria, Native Hawaiian, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, and the Nisqually Indian Nation.
Stay connected to NALSA and get updates on events on their Facebook page.NALSA Facebook
Life in Tucson
Nestled in the heart of Indian Country, Tucson offers students a diverse and welcoming setting.Learn more
NNALSA Moot Court
The 27th Annual NNALSA Moot Court was hosted by University of Arizona NALSA in 2019.Learn more
NALSA Events and Advocacy
The University of Arizona NALSA chapter increases awareness about Native American and Indigenous peoples within the university community in a multitude of ways. Throughout the school year, NALSA organizes events featuring tribal leaders and community activists to increase cultural awareness across campus, hosts college preview days for community college and high school students, conducts fundraisers to bring awareness to Indigenous People's Day, and provides volunteer and internship opportunities to law students interested in working with local Native communities. Check NALSA's Facebook page for current events.
The 2020-21 University of Arizona NALSA Officers are:
President: Amber Morningstar Byars (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
Vice President: Dillon Dobson (Cowlitz Tribe)
Secretary: Daniel Hartman-Strawn
Treasurer: Edward Ornstein
Public Relations Director: Stephanie Monroe (Navajo Nation)
Social Director: Hannah Goins (Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina)
To reach out to current NALSA students email: firstname.lastname@example.org