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NORMAN - University of Oklahoma College of Law student Roy B. Brown has been elected Area 3 Representative for the National Native American Law Student Association (NALSA). Currently a second-year law student with an interest in Indian and public interest law, Brown is Northern Arapaho from the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Brown has extensive experience in leadership and organization both as a professional and as a student. His responsibilities as the Area 3 Representative include communicating with members and prospective members about the initiatives of the National Native American Law Student Association. Brown hopes to create a more active and supportive network of law students in the region while he serves as the Area 3 Representative.
NALSA was founded in 1970 to promote the study of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance and to support Native Americans in law school. The organization strives to reach out to Native communities; encourage Native People to pursue legal education; and educate the legal community about Native issues.
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