University of Oklahoma College of Law student Roy Brown was elected as vice president for the National Native American Law Student Association during the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico April 11-12.
As part of his responsibilities Brown, who is Northern Arapaho from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, will administer the moot court competition at the university next year. The competition attracts more than 100 students from law schools across the country.
Brown is a second-year law student with an enthusiasm for Indian law and public interest law. He previously served the National Native American Law Student Association as the Area 3 Representative.
He’s in a good place to study Indian law. The University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, Oklahoma offers a Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law.
“Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning Indigenous Peoples,” says the university’s website. “Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States. Given their presence and the history of the region, Indian law affects virtually all areas of legal practice, making it a vibrant and growing field.”
The master’s program can be completed in less than three years of full-time study if the student already has a bachelor’s degree. The program has been accepted by the American Bar Association and is pending state regent approval. For more information visit law.ou.edu/mis.