Native American Law Students Association

Mission : The Native American Law Students Association is a national organization. The objectives of the Native American Law Students Association at UCLA are to provide a support network for Native American law students and to create a base from which work can be done for the advancement of Native peoples. In addition, the Association strives to foster better communication among Native American law students, the Native American community and the general public by providing a forum for the discussion of current Native American issues.

Moot Court 2017

September 9, 2016 -- The National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA), in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA) and the UCLA Chapter of NALSA, is excited to announce that the 25th Annual NNALSA Moot Court Competition will be held on March 4 and 5 at the UCLA School of Law.

UCLA School of Law sits in the heart Los Angeles, CA. The competition will be mere miles away from historic destinations such as the Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood. NNALSA and UCLA look forward to seeing all of the NNALSA Competitor-Stars at the 25th Annual Moot Court Competition.

NNALSA has also booked an all-star cast of justices for the Final Round of competition. The Championship Round will be judged by the panel of:

  • Dean Angelique EagleWoman, Lakehead University Faculty of Law
  • Professor Matthew Fletcher, Michigan State University; University of Arizona, Visiting Professor
  • Professor Winona Singel, Michigan State University; University of Arizona, Visiting Professor
  • Professor Rebecca Tsosie, University of Arizona
  • Professor Carole Goldberg, University of California, Los Angeles

NNALSA will announce the Moot Problem and information regarding registration and logistics on November 20, 2016.

  • The window for registration opens on November 20, 2016
  • The deadline for registration is December 20, 2016
  • The deadline for brief submission is January 9, 2017

NNALSA encourages all chapters to pay their dues prior to registration. National chapter and individual dues are prerequisites to participation in the competition. While the deadline for these payments is not until January 9, 2017, the process will be streamlined if such dues are paid ahead of registration. Please see the official Moot Court rules for specific details on eligibility.

Competitors will receive their team numbers once the registration process has completed.

{IMPORTANT} Rules:

The most up-to-date version of the Moot Court rules are posted on the NNALSA website under the Moot Court tab.

Competitors and coaches may submit substantive inquires to the Rules Committee by emailing the inquiry to nnalsa.vicepresident@gmail.com. Please put "Substantive Inquiry: in the subject line. The Moot Court Administrator and the Host School will post any inquiries and the official responses to them on the NNALSA website, UCLA School of Law’s website, and Turtle Talk within a week of receipt. The deadline for such submissions is February 25, 2017.

Competitors and coaches may also submit recommendations for Rules Changes by emailing the recommendation to nnalsa.vicepresident@gmail.com. Please put “Moot Court Rules Changes” in the subject line. The deadline for such recommendations is November 8, 2016. The Rules Committee will discuss and decide upon such recommendations at their meeting on November 10, 2016.

The Moot Court Administrator and the Host School will post an updated version of the Moot Court Rules – along with any changes – on the NNALSA website, UCLA School of Law’s website, and Turtle Talk shortly thereafter.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please contact the competition administrator with any questions.

Taylor Burdick
NNALSA Vice President, Moot Court Administrator
nnalsa.vicepresident@gmail.com

800 N. Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

SCHOLARSHIP – NNALSA is also pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for members during the 2016-2017 academic year. The Community Leader Scholarship will focus on the positive impact of NNALSA members. Whether volunteering, planning events, or increasing local NALSA chapter presence, NNALSA members have historically been involved in their communities on many levels. The scholarship is geared toward celebrating our members' dedication by helping to offset educational expenses. Applications will be open to all NNALSA members with updated dues. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks.