Advisory Council

The ILP has assembled an outstanding Advisory Council to ensure the long-term relevance and value of the program. The council assists with the ILP’s continued growth and development to make sure the program maintains stature as an innovative academic program that values the cultures and communities of Indian students. The advisory council is comprised of a group of individuals, each with diverse experiences in dealing with Indian communities. 


  • The Honorable William C. Canby, Jr., Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit  
  • Judith M. Dworkin, Managing Partner, Sacks Tierney PA
  • Tana Fitzpatrick, Assistant General Counsel, Gila River Indian Community
  • Jennifer Giff, Assistant General Counsel, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
  • Steve Heeley, Of Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Marnie Hodahkwen, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona
  • Peter Larson, Partner, Lewis & Roca  
  • The Honorable Thomas LeClaire, Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County 
  • John Lewis, Executive Director, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona 
  • Dr. Carol Lujan, Professor, ASU American Indian Studies Program
  • Roric Massey, City Attorney, City of Goodyear
  • Robert Rosette, Founder and Managing Partner,  Rosette, LLP
  • Mary W. Shirley, Attorney/Advisor, US Department of Housing & Urban Development