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Conversations with Bob Mundheim Continues with John Cannon of Shearman & Sterling Read more...

Posted: 04/07/2014

 

Board of Regents Approves Reduction in Arizona Law Nonresident Tuition Read more...

Posted: 04/04/2014

 

Peter Mundheim & Brandon Becker Join Prof. Mundheim in the Conversation Series Read more...

Posted: 03/31/2014

 

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Start March 24, 2014 Read more...

Posted: 03/24/2014

 

Arizona Law Career Development Starts Interview Program in Phoenix Read more...

Posted: 03/14/2014

 

Arizona Law and Quarles & Brady Partner to Launch Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic Read more...

Posted: 03/11/2014

 

UANews Features Prof. Anaya's Work as Teacher & International Human Rights Expert Read more...

Posted: 02/27/2014

 

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Rewards Excellence in Legal Writing Read more...

Posted: 02/17/2014

 

Prof Anaya Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Read more...

Posted: 02/07/2014

 

Environmental Breakfast Club 2013 - 2014 Schedule Read more...

Posted: 09/11/2013

 

 

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Course Description

The University of Arizona College of Law Indigenous Peoples Law Clinic under the auspices of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program provides domestic and international legal assistance to the indigenous peoples of the world. To that end, the Law Clinic has established a court appointed guardian-ad-litem program for the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation which involves the representation of abused and neglected children before their tribal courts in dependancy proceedings. Students clerk for Tribal Court judges (including the Navajo Nation Supreme Court), provide research and comparative litigation analysis for international indigenous human rights actions (Maori, Australian aboriginals, Canadian Bands, South American and Mexican Indigenous Culture). Students also work on projects for Tribal Legislative Councils and for Tribal Attorneys. We have provided support for the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, created rules of civil procedure for the Hopi tribal Court, and educated the Hopi tribe on Village constitutional formation and its consequences. The clinic also, and significantly, participates in the presentation of various conferences dramatizing the critical issues facing indigenous cultures today. Prosecution and criminal defense placements may also be available. Students learn the distinctiveness and diversity of other cultures, to appreciate nuances of language and historical practices. It is challenging and rewarding work intended to uphold the integrity of tribal cultural dynamics. It is a vast education in life.

 

Updated: 01/06/2014