Course Materials - Pre-Law Advisors Training

Isleta Resort + Casino • February 5th - 6th, 2019 • Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico

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Tuesday, February 5th

8:45am – 9:45am

The Need for Native Lawyers (download materials)

Matthew Fletcher, Professor of Law & Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law

9:45am – 11:00am

Identifying Native Students for Law School (download materials)

Kristin Theis-Alvarez, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, University of California Berkeley School of Law

Neoshia Roemer, Indigenous Law & Policy Center Fellow Michigan State University College of Law

11:15am – 12:00pm

Nuts and Bolts of the Law School Application Process (download materials)  (Sample Law School Application Timeline) 

David Pallozzi, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, University of New Mexico School of Law

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Advising on Personal Statements and Resume Writing (Presenter will bring materials for this session)

Kristin Theis-Alvarez, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, University of California, Berkeley

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Advising on Supplemental Statement Writing (Diversity Statements and other Addenda) (Presenter will bring materials for this session)

Jeremy Aliason, Attorney and Alumnus of Lewis & Clark Law School

3:15pm – 3:45pm

The Pre-Law Summer Institute (download materials)

Rodina Cave Parnall, PLSI Director, American Indian Law Center, Inc.

Jordan Oglesby, 2L, University of New Mexico School of Law

3:55pm – 5:00pm

Financing a Law School Education 

Joseph Lindsay, Assistant Director of Admissions, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Presenter will bring materials for this session)

Melvin Monette, President and Chief Executive Officer of Indigenous Education, Inc., Home of the Cobell Scholarship (download materials) (download materials pt 2)

Josh Lucio, Program Associate for Scholarships and Program, American Indian Gradate Center (Presenter will bring materials for this session)

Wednesday, February 6th
8:30am – 9:30am

Law School Admissions Test Overview and Law School Admission Council Resources  (download materials)

Isabelle Ramos, LSAC Diversity Initiatives

9:30am – 11:00am

Mock Law School Application File Review (Presenter will bring materials for this session)

Kate Rosier, Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

11:15am – 12:15pm

Advising Students on Law School Selection (Presenter will bring materials for this session) 

Jeremy Aliason, Attorney and Alumnus of Lewis & Clark Law School

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Wrap up/Resources/Q&A/Evaluations

Rodina Cave Parnall, PLSI Director, American Indian Law Center