Mon Mar 30 2015   
Affilitiated Faculty


Two Arizona Law Teams Rank in Final Rounds of NALSA Moot Court Competition

Four teams represented Arizona Law at the National Native American Law Student Association’s (NALSA's) annual moot court competition the weekend of February 27 - 28, 2009. All four teams were well-prepared on a difficult and interesting case exploring a state university’s tuition waiver policy in light of state and federal constitutional provisions. The problem explored the intersection of affirmative action, diversity as a goal in university admissions, and whether Indians constitute a racial or a political class. The teams were:

  • Trinidad Contreras (2L) & Carlene Tenakhongva (2L);
  • Leah Lussier (2L) & Jesse Sixkiller (2L);
  • Torivio Fodder (2L) & Katherin Grounds (2L), and
  • Johanna Farmer (3L) & Morgan Rodman (3L).

A total of 44 teams competed in this event. Two of our teams reached the “Sweet Sixteen” round (Fodder & Grounds and Lussier & Sixkiller) and one of these (Lussier & Sixkiller) went on to the “Elite Eight” round. Congratulations to all of these fine participants!