At NARF, we are dedicated to supporting the next generation of Indian law lawyers, and one way we do this is through our Law Clerk Program.  This week we’re highlighting Jason Searle, a law clerk in our Anchorage, AK, office.

Jason is a rising third-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School. He has a B.S. in Sociology from Brigham Young University (BYU). While at BYU, Jason researched the history of Native American education and its relation to student progress at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). He authored the first drafts of a paper synthesizing findings from new data on student performance at TCUs. Last summer, Jason clerked for Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Court. Jason serves as a Notes Editor for the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law (MJEAL). He has authored a Note concerning legal issues at the center of the Standing Rock-DAPL case, titled “Exploring Alternatives to the ‘Consultation or Consent’ Paradigm”; MJEAL is publishing the Note in its Volume 7 issue. Jason also serves as Vice President of his school’s Native American Law Students AsNALSA branch and he participated in the 2017 NNALSA Moot Court.

Welcome, Jason!

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