The Native American Legal Assistance Project (NALA) is a research-based SLP that works to address the legal issues Native Americans face. This year, NALA will assist Berkeley Law’s Tribal Cultural Resources Project in developing legal education and community resources for Native American communities, practitioners, and organizations. Specifically, students in NALA will help develop advocacy materials, policy tools, webinars, and other resources for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Students will have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of projects across many fields of law and conduct outreach with Native American communities and Tribes. NALA is also exploring collaborations with other organizations providing legal services to Native Americans.
Supervision: Students in NALA provide legal services under the supervision of attorneys at Berkeley Law.
Time Commitment: We estimate the workload will be about 20 hours per semester. This will include trainings, which will be mandatory. We also plan to organize several social events across the course of the year.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at NALAProject@berkeley.edu.