CILP News & Events
November 01, 2016
3L Danielle Bargala, a member of the Muckleshoot Tribe, was selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to serve as a law clerk for Kanji & Kantzen, a law firm that is dedicated primarily to advocacy on behalf of Indian tribes across the nation.
November 01, 2016
When Seattle voters in 2013 approved city district elections, the assumption was they wanted more of their neighbors to step up and run for office. In Seattle's District 5, seven people answered the call, making it the most competitive race in Seattle during the first district election in 2015. Debora Juarez '87, a North Seattle resident for the past 25 years, came out on top. As a result, the Seattle University School of Law alum became the first Native American woman on a major city council in the country.
October 10, 2016
On October 10, 2016, the Native American Law Students Association, American Indian Law Journal, Center for Indian Law & Policy and Access to Justice Institute sponsored a reception to celebrate SU's inaugural recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day.
September 12, 2016
The recipients of Seattle University School of Law's most prestigious scholarships have different passions — immigration, at-risk youth, and tribal representation — but all three share the same devotion to helping others and the same belief in the power of a legal education to give them the skills they need to do so.
August 11, 2016
Attorney Brooke Pinkham has joined the Center for Indian Law and Policy as the new staff director. A member of the Nez Perce tribe who grew up within the community of the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State, she brings a lifelong commitment to Indian people and tribes throughout Washington State.
March 14, 2016
After more than 40 years of bestowing juris doctor degrees, the law school will offer a master of laws (LLM) in two fields – tribal law and technology – as well as a master of legal studies (MLS). The American Bar Association has also acquiesced in an LLM program in elder law, which will be added soon.
April 20, 2015
Elisabeth Guard will spend her summer in Washington, D.C., interning at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the office of Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn. She is one of just 12 students in the country to be selected for the Native American Congressional Internship Program.
March 09, 2015
Team Steel Eyes — also known as Seattle University School of Law students Jocelyn McCurtain and Drew Pollom — took third place at the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition this past weekend.