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Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition

 

The Native American Law Students Association hosts an annual moot court competition. The location of the competition varies from year to year.

 

Coach / Faculty Contact:

Professor Melissa Tatum

(520) 626-9762

mtatum@email.arizona.edu

 

Prerequisites:

National NALSA establishes the basic eligibility requirements. Because those vary from year to year, students should consult the official rules on the National NALSA website. In addition to those requirements, students who are on academic probation are not eligible to compete.

 

Recommended Courses:

Federal Indian Law

 

Team Selection:

Selection in early fall semester of the academic year in which the competition takes place.

 

Timeline:

See competition website for dates for this academic year. Traditionally, the problem is released in the middle of the fall semester, the brief is due in January, and oral argument rounds take place in February.

 

Academic credit:

One to two units depending on level of participation

 

Meetings:

To be determined based on demands of competition

 

Expenses:

The College of Law's Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program covers reasonable travel expenses for one two-student team. Additional teams may participate, but those teams must find their own funding. Some possible sources of funding include grants from the Graduate and Professional Student Council, the Associated Students of The University of Arizona, and the Student Bar Association.

 

Competition Website:

http://nationalnalsa.org/

Updated: 09/17/2012