An important part of advancing Native American rights and developing Indian law, is developing the next generation of warriors for justice. To this end, for decades, NARF has offered a summer law clerk program to offer law students a unique opportunity to learn about the broad range of federal Indian law and tribal. This highly competitive program has trained hundreds of talented students who have gone to serve Indian Country in a variety of ways.

Today, we introduce Ashleigh N. Fixico, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation from Seminole, Oklahoma, who will be a summer law clerk in our Boulder office. Ashleigh graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government and a B.A. in Native American Studies modified with Hispanic Studies. Ashleigh is a rising second-year student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she is an O’Connor Merit Scholar and was recently named one of the first Salt River Scholars.

In 2017, Ashleigh interned with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women through the Udall Native American Congressional Internship. She was also the Wilma Mankiller Policy Fellow for the National Congress of American Indians from 2018-2019. Most recently, Ashleigh worked with Pipestem Law, P.C. as a Legal and Policy Analyst.

Welcome, Ashleigh!


Currently, we are accepting applications for 2021 fall internships. Learn more or apply to our clerkships and internship program→ 


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