Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center: Initiatives

The Center hosts the following ongoing student opportunities:

Tribal Externships

Each year GLILC facilitates and funds summer legal employment with Wisconsin tribes. Between eight and twenty-five students benefit from living and working in tribal settings for up to eight weeks each summer under the supervision of tribal attorneys, judges, and legislators. Student participants have the opportunity to work with legal issues involving Federal, state, and tribal law simultaneously. Participants have written legal opinions for Tribal courts and drafted codes for tribal legislators that were incorporated into Tribal law. The Ho-Chunk Constitution, in fact, was drafted by GLILC students. Future participants might draft codes and statutes, address land and natural resource issues, or gain experience in family law, criminal law or civil litigation. Whatever their summer experience might be, working with the various Tribal agencies on the myriad issues confronting tribes and their people has consistently proven to be personally and professionally rewarding.

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PAST GLILC Summer Externs

Project Assistants

GLILC maintains student Project Assistants during the academic year to conduct specialized legal research for tribes. The basic Federal Indian Law course is a prerequisite so normally only third year students participate.

New! Students interested in serving as Project Assistants should contact Professor Richard Monette for more information.

Annual Conference

GLILC and the UW Law School Indian Law Students Association (ILSA) co-sponsor the annual "Coming Together of the Peoples Conference". This conference always features a mix of issues of current and long-term interest to the community.

Contributions to help the Center expand its Mission are greatly appreciated.

For more information on Center activities contact Professor Richard Monette (608) 263-7409 at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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