Navajo Law Fellowship Program


The Navajo Law Fellowship Program provides financial support, mentorship, a Navajo law curriculum, externship opportunities on the Navajo Nation, and bar preparation assistance to Navajo Juris Doctor (JD) students attending University of Arizona Law.


Students in the Navajo Law Fellowship Program benefit from:

  • Matching financial aid awards from the Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance (ONNSFA)
  • Access to legal career presentations and workshops provided by Diné law experts on the Navajo Nation legal system
  • First and second-year fellows will participate in summer externships at the Navajo Nation
  • Second-year fellows will take part in Navajo Nation Bar preparation workshops
  • Third-year fellows will attend Arizona Bar Exam workshops and take part in Navajo Nation job placement programs after taking the bar exam

Navajo Law Fellowship Program Application Requirements:

  • Fellows must be an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation
  • Fellows must complete a JD application to University of Arizona Law and be admitted into the JD program
  • No separate application for the Navajo Law Fellowship Program is required*
  • Students who meet the above requirements will be considered for the Navajo Law Fellowship Program

*Students must have full-time status carrying twelve (12) credit hours for a graduate law program, not be in default status or suspension status with federal financial aid program, Navajo Nation, ONNSFA, or other institutions, submit additional documents to ONNSFA, and seek internship, externship, and employment opportunities that benefit the Navajo Nation and demonstrate such activity to ONNSFA.

Key Contact

Faith Liston
Program Specialist, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
Office Number: RH 309
Office Phone: (520) 621-1166