University Of Arizona And Navajo Nation Create Navajo Law Fellowship

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:17pm
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The University of Arizona is partnering with the Navajo Nation to increase the number of Navajo lawyers.

The Navajo Nation and the University of Arizona's law school have agreed to match financial aid awards to Navajo law students who are part of this new fellowship program.

Under the program, law students will receive academic advisement, opportunities to intern at Navajo law offices, a Navajo law course, and preparation for the Navajo and Arizona Bar exams.

In addition to creating jobs that give back to their community, the tribe needs more attorneys to prosecute certain crimes in tribal court.

Arizona's U.S. Attorney's Office takes many cases but still declined 28% at last count.

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