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.
NALSA is hosted a panel for Shaking the Foundations, an annual conference that brings together law students, practitioners and academics from around the country who share a commitment to using the law for positive, progressive social change. The panel discussed current issues, challenges, and opportunities facing Native American voting rights. Our panelists were:
- Wizipan Garriott Little Elk, Co-Executive Director of Four Directions
- Arusha Gordon, Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights
- James Tucker, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
- Jean Schroedel, Claremont Graduate University
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.Learn more about Sliver