This weekend (March 6-7), Columbia’s Paul Weiss NALSA Moot Court Program will join a field of over 70 teams at this year’s moot court competition, hosted by the James E. Rogers Law School at the University of Arizona. This year’s problem deals with the boundaries of tribal adjudicatory and regulatory jurisdiction over individuals who are not quite members of the tribe and land that may not quite be tribal. We are very excited about the competition and proud of the hard work that our teams have undertaken in a busy 1L Spring semester.
Additionally, this spring break, NALSA is organizing and participating in three separate spring break caravans:
– Anishinabe Legal Services – Cass Lake, MN: Students will work with ALS attorneys to provide direct services to clients with regard to their civil legal needs, with a strong emphasis on assisting victims of domestic violence.
– Wisconsin Judicare – WI: Judicare staff and students from Columbia Law School will provide pro bono assistance in drafting wills and other estate-planning documents in various tribal communities around the state.
– DNA People’s Legal Services – Monument Valley, AZ: Students will engage in work with low-income communities in the area, including direct services, legal training for community members, and issue-specific clinics for low-income families.
We would like to thank alumni and firm contributors for making programs such as our Moot Court and Spring Break Caravans possible. If you are interested in contributing to such programs now and in the future, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo provided by Shannon Cleary.