2014 Past Events

 ASU NALSA 9th Annual Golf Tournament 


Date:  Sunday, November 16, 2014,

Time:  8:00 a.m.  Shotgun Start

Place:  ASU Karsten Golf Course, 1125 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

Contact:  Kristyne Schaaf-Olson at Schaaf-Olson@gmail.com or KSchaaf1@asu.edu  
Phone: (775) 636-0710

Registration is now open!

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Co-Sponsored by the ASU Native American Law Students Association and the Indian Legal Program.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available.

A Public Hearing on Navajo Nation $554 Million Settlement

Date:   Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time:   10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place:  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Great Hall,  Armstrong Hall, ASU Tempe Campus
Free and Open to the Public
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Sponsored by: Morning Star Leadership Foundation, Native American Law Students Association, American Indian Initiatives and the Indian Legal Program.

Navajo Nation Law 2014 CLE

Date:   Friday, October 24, 2014
Time:   8:00 a.m. - 5: 15 p.m.
Place:  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 
Great Hall, Armstrong Hall, Tempe ASU
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Lunch sponsored by The Rothstein Law Firm

4th Annual Arizona Advocates Taking Charge Netmixer 

Date:       Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Time:       5:30 p.m.

Place       Old Main, Tempe ASU Campus

Contact:  Josselyn Berry of the Arizona Advocacy Network at josselyn@azadvocacy.org

Phone:     602-297-2500

Co-Sponsored by the Indian Legal Program


Retired Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson will discuss the impact of Citizen's United decision and efforts nationwide to pass a Constitutional Amendment to overturn this decision; the influence of money in judicial races and why defending and strengthening Arizona's merit selection system is important for fair and impartial courts.The event is free to the public. Stick around with friends for food and drinks. 

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Alumni & Friends DC Mixer, Washington DC

Date:   Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:   6:00 p.m. EST
Place:  Washington DC Downtown area


Indigenous Sustainability Conference 2014: Implications for the Future of Indigenous People and Native Nations

Date: October 6 & 7, 2014

Place: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center

Agenda and Registration Click Here 

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Hosted by ASU President's Office of American Indian Initiatives


NABA-AZ - The Seven Generations Annual Awards Dinner & Silent Auction

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time:  Reception 6:00 p.m. & Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Place: Radisson Fort McDowell Resort

Award Presentations:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert N. Clinton, Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Community Service Award:  Diane Enos, President, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community  
NABA-AZ Member of the Year:  Diandra D. Benally, Assistant General Counsel, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation


Movie Screening & Reception: “The Cherokee Word for Water”

(An inspiring story about a remarkable woman and the power of community)

Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014  

Place:  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Great Hall, Armstrong Hall, Tempe ASU
Time:  5:15 p.m.  - 7:00 p.m.  
Free and Open to the Public 
See movie trailer at:  
See movie press release -  limited release around the country!

Reception sponsored by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Native American Professional Network. 



Lunch Lecture: Producer / Director of the film "The Cherokee Word for Water" - Charlie Soap (widow of Wilma Mankiller, first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation)

Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time:  12:15 p.m.  - 1:15 p.m.
Place:  Room 118 /  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law / Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU

Audio recording of this event is available at the following link:

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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, meet with ILP alums, law school faculty, as well as share other program information.

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Round House Café, Two Waters Complex



Native American Law School Admissions Workshop


The Indian Legal Program will be hosting a two day Native American Law School Admissions Workshop. The workshop is meant to assist Native American undergraduate students, as well as any others interested in Indian Law.  

Date: Wednesday, August 6 & Thursday, August 7, 2014

Place: Armstrong Hall, ASU Tempe Campus

To view event details click here.

Tribal Court Trial Skills College

Date:  Tuesday, August 11 – Thursday, August 13, 2014

Place: Armstrong Hall, ASU Tempe Campus

Contact: Jen Williams, 480-727-0420  or Email   

Hosted by the Indian Legal Clinic
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ILP Graduation

Date:  Monday, May 12, 2014
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Armstrong Hall, Rotunda, ASU Tempe Campus
Kathy Tevis 480-965-2922  or  kathy.tevis@asu.edu


ILP Alumni and Friends Reception

Date:  Thursday, April 10, 2014 (during the Federal Bar Assn's Indian Law Conference)
Time:   5:30 p.m.
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino,  Santa Fe, New Mexico
RSVP:  Kathy Tevis 480-965-2922  or  kathy.tevis@asu.edu

International Law Week (presented by Center for Law & Global Affairs)  

International Law and Indigenous Peoples:  Using International Legal Knowledge and Systems to serve Indigenous Communities Panel 


  • Robert J. Miller, Professor of Law at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU
  • Tupac Enrique Acosta, UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations 
  • Michael Kellis, Rosette L.L.P.

Date:   Monday, March 31, 2014
Time:   6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Place:  Room 105, Armstrong Hall, ASU Tempe Campus
Open & Free to the Public    
Click here for International Law Week Event Flyer

Click here for an Audio Recording of this event!

Sustaining the Reservation: Creating Tribal Economies
CLE Conference

Date:  February 27-28, 2014   
February 27 - 
Turquoise Ballroom, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus
February 28 - Great Hall, Armstrong Hall, ASU Tempe Campus
Darlene Lester 480-965-7715 darlene.lester@asu.edu

Conference Proceedings on DVD for Interactive CLE credits available soon!
Info and Registration at:  

Lunch Lecture

Matthew Fletcher

Professor of Law & Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center – Michigan State University

"A Unifying Theory of Tribal Civil Jurisdiction"

Date:  Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time:  12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Armstrong Hall, Room 114, ASU Tempe Campus

Deli Lunch will be served

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Seventh Annual William C. Canby Jr.  Lecture/Reception

“Reflections on the Changes in Indian Law and Indian
         Reservations from 1969 to the Present”

Reid Peyton Chambers, Esquire
Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Date:  Friday, January 31, 2014
Time:  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Public reception to follow
Armstrong Hall, Great Hall, ASU Tempe Campus
Contact: Darlene Lester  480-965-7715 
darlene.lester@asu.edu Information at:  http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/canby2014/  
Click here for ASU Press Release Canby Lecture 2014


Federal Recognition Conference

Date: January 16 - 17, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Place: Ventana Ballroom, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus
Contact: Jennifer Williams 480-727-0420

More information on conference Website at: http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/triberecognition/

Read ASU Press Release on this event
Registration:  $25.00
Students may attend for free - please register.