Bree Black Horse '13 selected for federal clerkship

May 22, 2014

Bree Black HorseBree Black Horse, a 2013 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, has received a prestigious federal clerkship working for the Honorable Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court in Great Falls, Montana.

An enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Black Horse was the 2010 Native American Scholar. The law school established the full-tuition award to encourage more Native students to attend law school.

In 2012, she received the noteworthy Native American Congressional Internship from the Udall Foundation, working with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of Tribal Justice in Washington, D.C.

Black Horse served as managing editor and then as editor-in-chief for the American Indian Law Journal and published a student article about tribal payday lending in the journal's spring 2013 issue. She also earned Moot Court honors and served as president of the law school's chapter of the Native American Law Students Association.

Highly regarded by law school faculty, Black Horse came to law school with the goal of using law as a tool of empowerment for the Native American community. She currently works as a youth advocate for United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, a social service provider that offers educational, cultural, and social services to reconnect indigenous people in the Puget Sound region to their heritage. In particular, Black Horse worked with homeless youth on the streets of Seattle.

She begins her federal clerkship in Montana in late July.