Student spends summer as 2016 Kanji & Kantzen law clerk
November 01, 2016
3L Danielle Bargala, a member of the Muckleshoot Tribe, was selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to serve as a law clerk for Kanji & Kantzen, a law firm that is dedicated primarily to advocacy on behalf of Indian tribes across the nation. Bargala focused on environmental issues and discovery work during her clerkship.
Her summer experience confirmed her desire to make a meaningful difference in Indian Country and this semester she continues her service as an extern for the Northwest Justice Project's Native American Unit, president of the Native American Law Students Association, and a member of the board of the American Indian Law Journal.
Bargala credits the mentoring she received from faculty and alumni at Seattle University School of Law as instrumental in her decision to apply for the clerkship. She traces her desire to serve in Indian Country to her mother, who has served as a foster parent for over 25 years. Bargala looks forward to having as positive an influence on her family and future generations of Indian law practitioners as her mother and her mentors at Seattle University have had on her.