Native American Bar Passage Initiative

Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives

The American Indian Law Center’s Native American Bar Exam Passage Initiative has the following components:

Bar Review Course Reimbursements

PLSI Bar Review Course Reimbursement (for PLSI Alumni)

The American Indian Law Center, Inc., has funding to assist PLSI alumni with their bar review course fees. Any commercial bar review course, in person or on-line, taken in 2019-2020, or that you’ve paid for and will take in 2020, is eligible.

Complete the application (linked below) and return it to the American Indian Law Center, Inc. along with your bar review course receipt and law school transcript in order to be reimbursed. (See the Guidelines).

There is no deadline, but there’s a fixed amount of money for this purpose and it will be disbursed on a first come-first served basis, so applying earlier is better! AILC can reimburse you for 75% of the cost of the course up to a maximum of $2500.

PLSI Bar Review Course Reimbursement 2019-2020 Application Guidelines

PLSI Bar Review Course Reimbursement 2019-2020 Application

Please email the application along with the attached receipts to AILCinfo@law.unm.edu.

AILC Bar Review Course Reimbursement (non- PLSI)

This bar review course reimbursement is for American Indian and Alaska Native bar examinees who did not attend PLSI.  Any commercial bar review course, in person or on-line, taken in 2019-2020, or that you’ve paid for and will take in 2020, is eligible.

Complete the application (linked below) and return it to the American Indian Law Center, Inc. along with your bar review course receipt, proof of membership in a state- or federally-recognized tribe, and law school transcript in order to be reimbursed. (See the Guidelines).

There is no deadline, but there’s a fixed amount of money for this purpose and it will be disbursed on a first come-first served basis, so applying earlier is better! AILC can reimburse you for 75% of the cost of the course up to a maximum of $1000.

AILC Bar Review Course Reimbursement 2019-2020 Application Guidelines

AILC Bar Review Course Reimbursement 2019-2020 Application

Please email the application along with the attached receipts to AILCinfo@law.unm.edu.

AILC Attorney Coaching Program

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. invites American Indian and Alaska Native bar examinees (PLSI alumni and non-PLSI) to participate in our attorney coaching program for applicants who are sitting for a state bar examination. This program is designed to provide additional support to applicants by matching each interested bar examinee with a committed attorney who will serve as a resource and coach. The coach’s goal will be to empower the applicant to succeed on the bar exam through the following efforts:

  • facilitating access to resources for the bar exam;
  • offering advice on best practices for preparing for the bar exam;
  • assisting applicants with their study plans;
  • holding applicants accountable to their study plan; and
  • offering general support and encouragement with the goal of reducing stress and anxiety.

If you feel the additional support of a coach could strongly benefit your success on the exam, please email your interest to AILCinfo@law.unm.edu. If you are an attorney, and would like to be a coach, please email Rodina Cave Parnall at caveparnall@law.unm.edu.

AILC Supplemental Bar Review Workshops

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. invites American Indian and Alaska Native bar examinees to participate in our supplemental workshops in preparation for the February and July bar examinations. Our topics include: getting organized, approaching the bar examination as a re-taker, memorization, finding and using inexpensive or free resources, and study tips. Our presenters are experts on the topics and one is a former Uniform Bar Examination grader. The meetings take place at our office but can be attended by conference call. For more information, please email AILCinfo@law.unm.edu.