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Lawrence Huerta


Lawrence Huerta

In 1953, C. Lawrence Huerta became the first Native student to earn a law degree from The University of Arizona. In the six decades since Judge's Huerta's graduation, almost 200 students have earned degrees from Arizona Law with a focus on Indian and Indigenous peoples' law, and many of them followed Judge Huerta's footsteps into public service. In 2013, Arizona Law recognized Judge Huerta's career as a dedicated public servant by conferring upon him its highest honor - a Lifetime Achievement Award. To celebrate Judge Huerta's distinguished career, Arizona Law is launching a campaign to raise $5,000,000 for scholarship funds to assist students interested in working with and for tribal governments. You can help us honor Judge Huerta's inspiring legacy and continue the tradition he began.


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First Hour for the First Americans


The University of Arizona College of Law is focusing attention on #GivingTuesday 2014 to kick off a donation-matching fundraising drive for the Huerta Scholars Program, established at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson in honor of Judge Lawrence Huerta, the first Native American to graduate from the College of Law (Class of ’53) and practice law in Arizona.

Please make your donation to the Huerta Scholars program today.





Updated: 01/07/2015