Harvard Native American Law Students Association

The Harvard NALSA is an organization dedicated to promoting campus discourse on Federal Indian and tribal law topics, supporting student and faculty inquiry into these areas of law, fostering a corps of well-informed future Federal Indian and tribal lawyers, strengthening the HLS Indian and tribal law program, and recruiting Native students to HLS.

Harvard Law School has a dedicated and active NALSA chapter. We host numerous law school functions and participate in National NALSA events. This fall we co-sponsored a discussion panel on “The Legacy of Columbus: Indigenous Perspectives” with the HLS Human Rights Program. We have also hosted a number of social events.

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month we will host a roundtable discussion on “Criminal Justice Issues in Indian Country” and a panel event on “Indian Gaming: Its Origins, Evolution, and Place in Tribes’ Struggle for Self-Determination.” We will also host a number of social events for NALSA members.

Our spring events will include a number of panel presentations on issues related to tribal sovereignty. HLS NALSA members will also participate in the National NALSA Writing Competition and attend the Annual Federal Bar Indian Law Conference in Albuquerque, NM in the spring. Students from our chapter have won first place in the NNALSA Writing Competition for the past two years.

Last modified: August 21, 2008

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