Tag Archives: Indian Law

Rouetel and Deer

Indian Law program expanding much-needed services

Mitchell’s highly-regarded Indian Law program has received a major grant from the federal government. A U.S. Department of Justice grant of more than $280,000 will allow the program to provide even more help for Minnesota and Wisconsin Indian tribes and more experience for law students. Continue reading →

white-tailed deer

Indian Law Clinic represents tribes in first trial

Mitchell’s Indian Law Clinic has finished its first major trial. The clinic represented the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the Sokaogon Chippewa Indian Community, and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in a case before Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin. Continue reading →

NALSA Moot Court 2013

Mitchell teams successfully take on 19th century law at competition

The topic was one of the most complicated in American law– aboriginal title–but Mitchell students were undaunted, placing four teams in the top 16 at the national Native American Law Students Association’s (NALSA) moot court competition, with one of the Mitchell teams finishing third overall. In the individual competition, Mitchell students took second and third …

Cecilia Knapp

Student Award of Merit winner makes her mark in the classroom and the community

Enrolling at Mitchell, Cecilia Knapp ’13 expected to accomplish many things, but her main goal was to graduate a truly well-rounded lawyer. After her first semester, when she experienced the disappointment that many new law school students have upon receiving their grades, Knapp saw an opportunity. With her unshakable optimism, improving those grades became another challenge …