Hello from NALSA at The University of Arizona!

We are the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), a close group of law students, faculty, and staff that come together for one purpose: to increase awareness about Native and indigenous peoples in the James E. Rogers College of Law community and provide education on the legal issues that impact them today. We are made up of Native American, indigenous, and non-Native members, and we welcome anyone who has an interest in learning more about how the law affects tribes, individual Native Americans, and indigenous people all over the world.

NALSA group photo

Throughout the school year, we host faculty-student lunches, bring in numerous speakers in the Indian Law and international indigenous law fields, including the College of Law and IPLP alumni, conduct fundraisers to bring awareness to Indigenous People's Day, and provide volunteer and internship opportunities to law students interested in working in Tucson's local Native communities.

NALSA is coming off one of the strongest years in history! In 2015 our NALSA chapter hosted the annual National NALSA Moot Court Competition, which brought a record 72 teams to our law school to argue a federal Indian law issue in front of world-renowned judges, like federal Judge Diane Humetewa. Our chapter was also awarded the 2014-2015 NNALSA Leadership Award, in recognition of outstanding legal service to the Native American community. We would love for you to join in on our efforts.

Feel free to reach out to our NALSA chapter if you are interested in the James E. Rogers College of Law or just to get to know us! We encourage you to sign up for our emails, attend meetings and speaker sessions, and to become a part of our NALSA family!

If you ever have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free to contact us!


Currently, NALSA members and IPLP students represent the following Tribal Nations:

Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui, Navajo, Cherokee, Bad River Ojibwe, Bishop Paiute, Pala Band of Mission Indians, Lumbee, Oneida, Ysleta Pueblo del Sur, Choctaw, Gila River, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Colville, Omaha, Sac and Fox, Athabascan, Jicarilla Apache, Delaware, Wiradjuri, Aymara, Mi'kmaq, and Masai.