The Program provides guidance, advice and support to all participants as needed.
We maintain a comprehensive database of available tribal law clerkships.
Please visit our Clerkships section.
Judges & Courts
Each tribal court judge will set his or her requirements for the clerkship.
Applicants for clerkships need only follow the listed requirements and those
of any law school externship program if applicable.
The Program requests that each tribal judge who wishes to participate in the Program agree to the following:
Be willing to teach, support and closely supervise the law clerk so that he or she has a rich valuable learning experience.
If the law clerk is working for the judge as part of an externship, the judge must assist the student in meeting the externship requirements.
To utilize the Guide for Tribal Court Law Clerks and Judges to assist the law clerk in fulfilling his or her responsibilities in a professional, competent, ethical and culturally-sensitive manner.
To consider allowing any non-confidential judicial opinions generated through
the clerkship to be published on-line on NAICJA' National Tribal Justice Resource
Center's free searchable database of tribal court opinions at: