The Native American Rights Fund is pleased to announce that attorney Matthew Newman has joined the organization and will be housed in the organization’s Anchorage, Alaska office.
Matthew Newman grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. He graduated cum laude from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a B.A. in Political Science. He received his J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in 2012. During law school, Matt was an officer in UM’s NALSA branch and the Managing Editor for the Public Land and Resources Law Review. At graduation, he received the Eddie McClure Service Award from Indian Law Section of the Montana State Bar for his work as a student attorney for the Indian Law Clinic.
During law school Matt clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Helena, Montana, where he worked on Major Crimes Act prosecutions pending before Montana federal District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduation, he served as law clerk for Superior Court Judge Carl J.D. Bauman in Kenai, Alaska.