David H. Getches American Indian Law Funds
At Colorado Law, David implemented his belief that American Indians deserve the very best attorneys and we have an obligation to train them. Our American Indian Law Program, founded in 1973 with the aims of advancing education, service, and scholarship in Indian Law, is one of the nation’s finest, with an American Indian Law Certificate, American Indian Law Clinic, and Native American Law Students Association, as well as community partnerships, research projects, and conferences. Our faculty and law students provide countless hours of invaluable free legal services to individuals, tribes and Native organization. At last count, over 700 students had taken the basic course in American Indian law at Colorado Law. We have been fortunate to educate dozens of Native law students from tribes and communities across the country, and are eager to recruit even more in the future, helping to educate the next generation of Indian law leaders.
Your generous donation will provide much needed funding to support a cause close to David’s heart.
- David H. Getches American Indian Law Clinic Fund
Your donation will provide support to the American Indian Law Clinic, providing students with the opportunity to gain practice experience while representing clients in Indian child welfare cases, probate and trust matters and tribal code development, among other things.
- David H. Getches American Indian Scholarship & Fellowship Fund
Provides scholarship support for Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other students attending Colorado Law, as well as funding for our post-graduate fellowship at the Native American Rights Fund and summer public interest opportunities for students seeking to practice in Indian Country through tribal or organizational internships.
- David H. Getches American Indian Law Program Fund
Donations to this fund will support research initiatives, conferences, and policy projects of the American Indian Law Program. Examples include the recent Boarding School Healing Symposium, designed to develop a national strategy and legislation, and future projects on American Indian religious freedoms and access to technology in Indian Country.