Thursday, June 13, 2013

NARF welcomes 2013 summer law clerk Santee Lewis


Santee Lewis is a joint MBA/JD candidate at the University of New Mexico School.  She is the co-managing editor of the Tribal Law Journal, a student liaison to the Indian Law Section of the New Mexico Bar, and a member of the Native American Law Student Association and the Business Law Society.  Santee received her B.B.A. in accounting from the University of New Mexico and went on to work for KPMG, LLP, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians at the Department of the Interior, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, and the Navajo Nation as an auditor prior to law school.  Last summer she interned at the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.  Santee is an enrolled member of the Navajo Tribe.

Each summer NARF hosts the summer clerkship program, a ten to twelve week program for second year law students.  NARF law clerk projects consist mainly of legal research and writing.  The projects are extremely challenging because NARF practices before federal, state, and tribal forums, and because most of our cases – whether at the administrative, trial, or appellate level – are complex and involve novel legal issues.  To learn more about the law clerk program, click here.