Law School Recruitment

Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Students often ask where they should apply to law school. Do your own research for schools that might be a good fit for you, but you also might want to consider schools on the list below. The following law schools have recruited through our program and are particularly interested in receiving applications from Native Americans. Be sure to indicate that you are Native American when you call or write. This list is provided as a starting point only.

Because many students are interested in Indian Law courses, we have noted each school’s Indian Law offerings:

  • “Indian Law Program” denotes more than three regularly offered courses and either an Indian Law Clinic or another Native-oriented program.
  • “Certificate” means that the law school has a special Indian Law curriculum which awards a certificate of specialty along with the Juris Doctorate. The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the University of Tulsa each offer an LLM (a Master’s degree after completing a JD) in a variety of Indian Law-related concentrations, and the University of Arizona offers an SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) in Indigenous Law.
  • “Indian Law Classes” typically means that a few courses are offered, but a more extensive program is not in place. However, each school has specialties which go beyond their Indian Law offerings.

If you have more questions after reading through the information provided here, please do not hesitate to contact us at (505) 277-5462 or AILCinfo@law.unm.edu.

Arizona

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law - Tucson, Arizona

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Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law - Phoenix, Arizona

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California

University of California-Berkeley - Berkeley, California

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University of California-Los Angeles School of Law - Los Angeles, California

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Colorado

University of Colorado Law School - Boulder, Colorado

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University of Denver Sturm College of Law - Denver, Colorado
  • Indian Law Classes
  • Contact: Iain Davis, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Management: (303) 871-6135

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Idaho

University of Idaho College of Law - Moscow, Idaho & Boise, Idaho

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Iowa

University of Iowa College of Law - Iowa City, Iowa
  • Contacts:
    • Collins Byrd, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, (319) 335-9095
    • Jan Barnes, Admissions Coordinator, (319) 335-9095

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Kansas

University of Kansas School of Law - Lawrence, Kansas

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Washburn University School of Law - Topeka, Kansas

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Michigan

Michigan State University College of Law - East Lansing, Michigan

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Minnesota

Hamline Mitchell School of Law - St. Paul, Minnesota

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Missouri

Washington University Law - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Indian Law Classes
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Montana

University of Montana - Alexander Blewett III School of Law - Missoula, Montana

New Mexico

University of New Mexico School of Law - Albuquerque, New Mexico

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New York

Cornell University Law School - Ithaca, New York
  • Indian Law Classes
  • Contact: Monica Ingram, Dean of Admissions: (607) 255-5141

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North Dakota

University of North Dakota School of Law - Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Oklahoma

University of Tulsa College of Law - Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Oregon

Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, Oregon

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University of Oregon School of Law - Eugene, Oregon
  • Indian Law Program 
  • Contacts:
    • Sarah Keiski, Assistant Dean of Admissions: (541) 346-3846
    • Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center: (541) 346-3842
    • Howard Arnett, Pro Tem Instructor, Partner, Karnopp Petersen LLP (Bend, Oregon): (541) 382-3011

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South Dakota

University of South Dakota School of Law - Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Indian Law Program
  • Contacts:
    • Elizabeth Taggart, Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator: (605) 677-6358
    • Tiffany Graham, Associate Dean of Academics: (605) 677-5393
    • Frank Pommersheim, Indian Law Professor: (605) 677-5362

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Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Washington

Gonzaga University School of Law - Spokane, Washington

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Seattle University School of Law - Seattle, Washington

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University of Washington School of Law - Seattle, Washington

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Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Law School - Madison, Wisconsin

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