Our NALSA Chapter sent a cohort of students to attend the 40th Annual Federal Indian Law Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The students attended a number of great panels on Native American legal topics, and also had the opportunity to meet many legal practitioners and other students in this field.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the new 2016-2017 National Native American Law Students Association Board (NNALSA)! We are proud to announce that we have three Columbia students serving on the 2016-2017 NNALSA Board:
Ray Martin – Public Relations Director
Vanessa Racehorse – Area 2 Representative
Dale Williams – Area 6 Representative
Additionally, we would like to extend our congratulations to two of our NALSA members who placed in the 15th Annual NNALSA Writing Competition:
Second Place: Trevor Reed ‘17, Who Owns Our Ancestors’ Voices? Tribal Claims to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
Third Place: Jacob Grubman ‘16, State Attorneys General and Indian Tribes: Values and Obligations of Cooperation
We are also excited to announce that Columbia has been selected to host the Annual NNALSA Writing Competition for the second year in a row!
Overall, it was a great trip for our students and our NALSA members are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the work of NNALSA.