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Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

Welcome! The Stanford Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) raises awareness of Indian Law issues, provides mentorship, and builds affinity within the larger Native community. NALSA welcomes all members of the Stanford University community. We aim to foster an environment of openness and thoughtful debate surrounding issues of concern to Indian country, where all opinions and perspectives are treated with respect.

If you are considering Stanford Law School and want to learn more about NALSA, please reach out to any member of our executive board. Stanford Law is special and we would love to share with you why!

We raise awareness by hosting speakers, organizing classes and seminars, and broaching concerns during administrative decision-making.

NALSA relationships last a lifetime. Members participate in an annual retreat, “talking circles,” potlucks, and the annual Stanford Pow Wow and alumni weekend.

Alumni and older students share their insight into study methods, class selection, employment opportunities, and clerkships.


September 30    12:45-2:00 pm   Room 280A

The 2015 Supreme Court Term was very significant for Indian law, as the Court heard four cases implicating tribal interests.  The Term also revealed deep fissures, as the Court evenly split over the Term’s most significant case, Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Join us for a discussion with a highly distinguished panel of litigators and Supreme Court experts who will review last Term’s decisions, what they suggest about the current state of federal Indian law, and the future of Indian law cases before the Court.


Sliver of a Full Moon

Stanford NALSA hosted Sliver of a Full Moon in May 2016, a play about the movement to restore safety and access to justice to indigenous women in the U.S through the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The cast featured the courageous Native women survivors who stepped forward to share their stories of abuse by non-Indians.  The play also included the voices of Alaska Native women advocates, leaders, and survivors.

To the right: Cina Littlebird and Savannah Fletcher with the cast.

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Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

2016-17 Board Members

Annick Jordan
Savannah Fletcher

Faculty Advisor:
Gregory Ablavsky 

Vice President for Academic Life:
Jared Crum

Vice President for Community Service:
Tory Tilton

Vice President for Outreach:
Laura Gilson

Vice Presidents for Development:
Isaiah Deporto
Daniel Rios