2011 Past Events

Indian Law Ethics Mini CLE Conference

Annual requirement for Professional Responsibility / Ethics Credits - 3.0 CLE Credits in one short afternoon! This event qualifies for 3.0 CLE credit hours for Professional Responsibility / Ethics Credits in Arizona, California and New Mexico.
Date: Friday, December 2, 2011
Time: Noon - 3:15 p.m. (11:15 am Check-In and Walk-In Registration
Place: Room 114 - ASU College of Law

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Conference proceedings on DVD coming soon!
For more info please contact: Darlene Lester 480-965-7715 or darlene.lester@asu.edu


Melissa L. Tatum Lecture
Access to Sacred Sites on Federal Public Lands: A Lesson for the Future

Date: November 15, 2011
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room 114 - ASU College of Law

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Arizona Indian Water Law 101 CLE Conference

A concise survey of the basic issues in Arizona Indian Water Law. Perfect training for young lawyers, attorneys new to the practise area, tribal council members and students.

Date: October 21, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Great Hall - ASU College of Law

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Conference Proceedings available on DVD, for full interactive CLE credit for Arizona State Bar
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Sixth Annual NALSA Golf Tournament

Date: October 22, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
Place: Whirlwind Golf Club, Gila River Indian Community
Cosponsor: Indian Legal Program


Presentation and Reception

Arlinda F. Locklear
in partnership with The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community

Date: October 6, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Faculty Center,
Room 266 - ASU College of Law




Steffani A. Cochran
Vice Chairwoman, National Indian Gaming Commission

"NIGC: Revisiting the Fundamentals of IGRA"

Date: September 13, 2011
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: Room 105, ASU College of Law
CLE: 0.75 general credit hour for State Bar of Arizona

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2011 Welcome Dinner for Newly Admitted Students

Please join the ILP faculty and staff for a casual dinner at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s beautiful government complex. We will welcome back all of our students, introduce the new students and share information about upcoming events.

Date: August 18, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community


Native American Law School Admissions Workshop

Law School professionals will help students complete quality law school applications and resumes, write effective and memorable personal statements, learn test-taking strategies for the LSAT, and explore special issues and strategies for Native students' success in law school. Students will also develop relationships and network with faculty, other students, and law professionals. Application period now closed.

Date: August 5-7, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: ASU College of Law - Armstrong Hall



2011 ILP/NALSA Graduation Reception

The Indian Legal Program and the Native American Law Students Association celebrated the graduation of our talented law students.

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Law School Rotunda - Class of 2011


CLE Conference

Treaty to Trust to Carcieri: The Economic Future for Indian Lands CLE Conference

Thursday, April 28 & Friday, April 29, 2011

ASU Tempe Campus, Memorial Union

Tribes have a unique relationship with their land and community. A tribe’s land is a connection to its past and a key to its future. The land cradles their culture and history, but must also provide for current and future generations. Internal and external stakeholders debate the best use of the land. If tribes look to the federal government to help them protect their land, they also accept the federal government as a participant in their future economic endeavors.

The speakers at this second annual Tribal Economic Development Conference explored the history of Indian lands, the current policy affecting their future, the cultural issues that must drive decision-making, and the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision Carcieri v. Salazar, which limited the number of tribes that could receive federal protection over their land, or have their land held in trust. Speakers analyze the economic impact of tribal land decisions, such as the costs and benefits of taking the land into trust. Other speakers share methods that have helped them find economic success on lands within their reservations.

Couldn't attend? Order the conference proceedings on DVD & earn Self-Study CLE credits at your pace. No travel time or expense - the next best thing to being there.

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Conference Proceedings available on DVD
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ILP Alumni and Friends Reception

Thursday, April 7, 2011
5:30 pm,
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, Santa Fe, New Mexico
(during Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference)




Pat Sekaquaptewa & Donna Humetewa

"Transforming Hopi Family Conflicts through Mediation"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
12:15 - 1:15 pm, SDOC College of Law, Room 114

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Use the PowerPoint presentations below to follow along with the mp3 (audio) recording of the lectures.

Donna Humetewa, Program Manager, The Nakwatsvewat Institute Inc.
PowerPoint presentation: A brief look at the culture and history of the Hopi Tribe.
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Pat Sekaquaptewa, Executive Director, The Nakwatsvewat Institute, Inc.
PowerPoint presentation: Transforming Hopi Family Conflicts Through Mediation
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Lecture - Save the Date!

A Conversation with Del Laverdure,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs

Friday, February 4, 2011
12:15 - 1:15 pm, SDOC College of Law, Room 114

Brown Bag

A Conversation with Sam Deloria
Director, American Indian Graduate Center

Friday, January 28, 2011
12:15 - 1:20 pm, SDOC College of Law, Room 114

A discussion about the importance of education and excelling at the graduate level. Learn about education scholarships and fellowship opportunities. This gathering will provide you with important information about how to apply and other financial aid/funding available.