Indian Legal Clinic
The Indian Legal Clinic (ILC) provides law students with an opportunity to participate in real cases representing native peoples and dealing with Indian law issues. ILC serves both Indian country and the nation's urban Indian population by providing high-quality legal services, with attention to the special legal and cultural needs of native peoples. The ILC works with tribal courts handling criminal prosecutions and defense actions, undertakes tribal legal development projects, such as drafting tribal code provisions and court rules for Indian tribes, represents individuals in civil actions, and works on federal policy issues affecting native peoples, such as federal recognition.
- Native Vote-Election Protection Project
- Received 2008 ASU President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness Award
- Federal Recognition
- Testimony on the Federal Acknowledgement Process for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
- Comments on proposed federal acknowledgment regulation and the proposed process rule on behalf of tribes
- Amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal court of appeals
- Indian Child Welfare Act proceedings for Indian children, parents, and tribes
Student Applications Dates for Clinic:
Applications: Wednesday, September 23 - Friday, October 23
Offers extended to students: Friday, October 30
Student acceptances due: Monday, November 2 by 5:00 p.m.
Applications: January TBA - March TBA
Offers extended to students: March TBA
Student acceptances due: March TBA
**IMPORTANT!* - Pursuant to the Statement of Student Policies, Clinics – Students who have applied for a clinic and have been accepted may decline upon offer without consequence. However, once a student has accepted a clinic offered, any student who drops the clinic without prior approval by the dean’s designee will be subject to the 12-month ban.
Everyone entering the Beus Center for Law and Society Building is required to wear a face covering and all guests need to have an appointment.