Thursday, June 6, 2013

NARF welcomes 2013 summer law clerk Travis Clark

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.  

Travis Clark, an enrolled citizen of the Osage and Cherokee Nations, is a law clerk this summer in NARF’s Boulder, Colorado office.  After graduating from Rogers State University in Northeast Oklahoma in 2011, Travis accepted a full academic scholarship from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis Minnesota.  At St. Thomas, Travis serves as the President of the Native American Law Student Association, as well as Senior Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy.  Last summer Travis worked in the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs in Washington D.C.  Travis plans on having a long career fighting for the rights of Tribal Nations and Indian people.