The National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) was founded in 1970 to promote the study of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance, and to support Native Americans in Law School. They strive to reach out to Native communities and encourage Native People to pursue a legal education. They also strive to educate the legal community about Native issues."
Locally, NALSA members at the Tampa Bay campus of Western Michigan University - Thomas M. Cooley Law School actively support Title VI program goals and activities. NALSA strongly believes in mentoring programs and strives for opportunities to learn from attorneys in the practice area. They strongly believe in giving back to our community in any way they can. There are many conferences that take place all around the country concerning Native American issues and members try to attend as many of the conferences as possible in order to stay informed about the issues facing our indigenous population. To learn more about NALSA and their acceptance of the Everyday Hero Award, visit: http://www.cooley.edu/news/2015/native-american-law-student-association-receives-everyday-hero-award.html
"Encouraging knowledge, perseverance, and integrity within the Native American community through the study of law." - COOLEY NALSA MOTTO