News and Events

January 2014 - Who Decides You're Real? Fixing the Federal Recognition Process Conference

Sept 2013 - Ferguson-Bohnee is quoted in Cronkite News

April 2013 -
Women in Philanthropy Article highlights the Indian Legal Clinic and students

April 2013 -
NCAI Files Amicus Brief in Support of Equal Voting Rights in Wandering Medicine v. MuCulloch

March 2013 - Students from the Indian Legal Clinic were afforded a rare opportunity to apply their legal knowledge in an actual case presently before the United States Supreme Court. Indian Legal Clinic students Stephanie Whisnant, Stephanie Skogan, Brittney Burback, Michael Mainwold Fernando Anzaldua, Kristin McPhie, Miguel Zarate, and Lily Yan, prepared the Brief of Amicus Curiae The National Native American Bar Association Supporting Affirmance under the supervision of Professors Robert Clinton and Patty Ferguson-Bohnee. The Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a minor child under the age of 14, No. 12-399, on April 16.

Professor Ferguson-Bohnee on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act:
February 26, 2013 - Arizona Officials Keep Close Eye As Voting Rights Case Goes to Supreme Court

February 25, 2013 - Experts Debate Effects of Voting Rights Act Provision on Native Americans

November 2011 - Ferguson-Bohnee featured in cover story of MultiCultural law magazine
February 4, 2011
- Ferguson-Bohnee selected for 2011 Judge Learned Hand Award

January 10, 2011- Release: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT ON REAPPORTIONMENT DATA: Today, MALDEF, along with other civil rights and civic engagement organizations, issued the following statement regarding the recently released reapportionment data.

November 2010 - Ferguson-Bohnee article "The Struggle for Equal Voting Rights; 45 Years of the Voting Rights Act"  published in Arizona Attorney magazine.  

July 14, 2010 - Ferguson-Bohnee named 2010 Frank Harrison and Harry Austin Citizenship Award Recipient.

May 17 - 19, 2010 - ILC hosted the 3rd Tribal Court Trial Skills College.

April 27, 2010 - Ferguson-Bohnee named National Native American Bar Association Chair-Elect.

              ILC Final Written Testimony
              ILC Supplemental Analysis 

October 24, 2009 - Ferguson-Bohnee honored with 2009 Equal Justice Works Across America Award for Outstanding Law School Faculty.  

September 26, 2009 - Ferguson-Bohnee chosen NABA-AZ Member of Year and honored at the Seven Generations Awards Dinner. 

Spring 2009 - Ferguson-Bohnee testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Elections, "The 2008 Election: A look back on what went right and wrong." (Full Testimony coming soon)

Spring 2009 - The ILC and Quarles & Brady filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, in A.A. v Needville School District in the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  

Spring 2009 - The ILC and Sacks Tierney filed an amici brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Navajo Nation, as well as three Sioux Indians and a political science professor in South Dakota, in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States of America, et al., regarding the constitutionality of the Section 5 preclearance requirements of the Voting Rights Act.  

November 4, 2008 - As part of the 2008 Native Vote Election Protection Project, the ILC and its partners, ITCA,  NCAI, AIGA, & NABA-AZ, helped to organize over 50 election protection volunteers on Election Day; faculty, staff, students, alumni, the legal community and Native organizations, to monitor polling places and field calls on near 15 of the 21 reservations around the state.  

April 24, 2008 - Ferguson-Bohnee testifies before Committee on Indian Affairs - Oversight Hearing for Improving the Federal Acknowledgement Process