Center for Indian Law & Policy

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Center for Indian Law & Policy
Sullivan Hall 115
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 398-4284

CILP News & Events

Student spends summer as 2016 Kanji & Kantzen law clerk

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. 

Seattle University alum is the first Native voice at Seattle City Hall

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. 

Seattle U Law celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day

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. 

Scholarship recipients driven by passion to help others

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. 

Center for Indian Law and Policy welcomes new staff director

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. 

Seattle U offers advanced law degrees

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. 

1L selected for Native American Congressional Internship

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. 

Students take third place in national Indian law moot court competition

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.