NALA focuses primarily on researching and drafting legal memoranda. In partnership with California Indian Legal Services (CILS), we will address legal problems faced by Native Americans. Students may have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of projects across many fields of law. The work may involve environmental issues, expungement, voting rights, land contracts, and more.
Supervision: Students in NALA provide legal services under the supervision of attorneys at California Indian Legal Services.
Time Commitment: We estimate the workload will be about 20 hours per semester. This will include trainings, which will be mandatory. There may also be an additional, brief, and optional trip taken in the Spring Semester to a local tribal court or the CILS offices in Sacramento depending on availability and COVID restrictions.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at NALAProject@berkeley.edu.