Students will assist the client, the Office of the Tribal Attorney of the Yurok Tribe (the largest federally recognized Native nation in California), by conducting legal research on a variety of possible topics, including tribal water rights, tribal police powers, tribal/county relationships, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. The exact scope and nature of the research will be determined in consultation with the client. Students will produce policy memos based on their research to share with the client. Coursework or background in federal Indian law is helpful but not required. The project may involve opportunity to present virtually to the tribal council.
Clients and Deliverables
Client: Yurok Tribe
Deliverables: Policy memos, client briefing