Native American lawyers represent 0.4 percent of the total list of active lawyers in the U.S., according to the American Bar Association. That’s the smallest number and it hasn’t changed since 2007. A recent survey by the National Native American Bar Association reports a lack of support and full inclusion in the law profession for Native lawyers. What can be done to attract more Natives to the law profession?
Mentioned on the show: Pre-Law Summer Institute
Veronica Hill (San Carlos Apache/Jicarilla Apache/Laguna Pueblo) – attorney
Robert Williams (Lumbee) – E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies and the faculty co-chair of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona
Sarah Crawford (Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe) – first year law student at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law
Break music: Beat Goes On (song) Donna Kay (artist) The Journey (album)