CILP News & Events

Grad works for 'a better tomorrow'

June 04, 2021

Makayla Gustafson, citizen of Tlingit and Haida Tribal Nation, was inspired to attend law school and seek a career as a lawyer by her great-great-great grandfather.

Native grad's law school journey is a story of resilience

May 21, 2021

Congratulations to Brittany Jones, citizen of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, on obtaining her law degree from Seattle University School of Law.

Scholarship recipients driven by passion for social justice

August 28, 2020

Both scholarships are three-year, full-tuition awards that recognize outstanding law students. The Scholars for Justice award goes to a student committed to working in public interest, and the Nash award goes to an enrolled member of an Indian tribe (or lineal descendant of an enrolled member).

Tribal justice event celebrates power of community, healing

May 07, 2019

Law students learned about an innovative approach to restorative justice, called “Healing to Wellness,” at a special event hosted by the Center for Indian Law and Policy (CILP) last month.

Former competitive rower's new goal: a law degree

January 22, 2018

First-year student Natalie McCarthy takes on law school after years of pursuing Paralympic dreams.

Derek “Red Arrow” Frank earns federal clerkship, launches career in advocacy

October 19, 2017

3L Derek “Red Arrow” Frank has been selected for a federal clerkship that will start him down the path to his ultimate career goal.

Scholarship recipients driven by passion to help others

September 12, 2016

The recipients of Seattle University School of Law's most prestigious scholarships have different passions — immigration, at-risk youth, and tribal representation — but all three share the same devotion to helping others and the same belief in the power of a legal education to give them the skills they need to do so.

Center for Indian Law and Policy welcomes new staff director

August 11, 2016

Attorney Brooke Pinkham has joined the Center for Indian Law and Policy as the new staff director. A member of the Nez Perce tribe who grew up within the community of the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State, she brings a lifelong commitment to Indian people and tribes throughout Washington State.

Seattle U offers advanced law degrees

March 14, 2016

After more than 40 years of bestowing juris doctor degrees, the law school will offer a master of laws (LLM) in two fields – tribal law and technology – as well as a master of legal studies (MLS). The American Bar Association has also acquiesced in an LLM program in elder law, which will be added soon.

1L selected for Native American Congressional Internship

April 20, 2015

Elisabeth Guard will spend her summer in Washington, D.C., interning at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the office of Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn. She is one of just 12 students in the country to be selected for the Native American Congressional Internship Program.