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American Indian and Indigenous Law Resources


Have you thought about learning more or even investigating Indian Law as a career? 

Listed on this page are some resources for investigating possible clerking, summer associate positions, and even jobs upon graduation. We have also included some reading that may be helpful for learning about this area of the law.

Employment Information

This section includes names of private law firms that practice in the area of Indian law, and links to their webpages.  A search of the internet for Indian Law attorneys may reveal other firms and attorneys as well. Students interested in stepping into global Big Law may want to check out these and other firms as a potential career path. Some of these firms have a practice group or division that works on Indian law matters, and some firms are devoted solely to this area of the law.

Also included in this list are government and non-government entities that have lawyers who practice in the area of Indian Law, and links to their pages.

This is not an endorsement of any firm, organization, agency, its attorneys, or its practice. You will need to do your own research about what is the best fit for you.

Law Firms that practice Indian Law (selected from a search of Martindale-Hubbell, not exhaustive)


Other Organizations that work in the area of Indian Law

  • Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Look on the “join our team” page.
  • National Congress of the American Indian (NCAI) They have a jobs board and also offer some fellowships.
  • Multiple Federal agencies, such as Dept of Justice, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Interior- BIA & NPS, and Dept of Agriculture, offer both paid and unpaid opportunities – search the individual agency or department site for internships or fellowships. One example is;
    • The Gaye L. Tenoso Indian Country Fellowship, US Department of Justice, a part of the Attorney General's Honors Program, is designed to create a new pipeline of legal talent with expertise and deep experience in federal Indian law, tribal law, and Indian country issues that can be deployed in creative ways to build tribal capacity, combat violent crime, and bolster public safety in Indian country jurisdictions.

  • American Indian Law Center (AILC) – they offer some connections for Tribal Court judicial clerkships.


Indian law focused Job Boards

Selected News and journal articles

Books of Interest