NALA will focus primarily on researching and drafting legal documents. 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, and land contracts.
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 to Sacramento to see the CILS offices and the other attorneys, as well as some clients if possible.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at NALAProject@berkeley.edu.