Professor James Grijalva & Robert Silva present at Leadership Academy

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In late June, Professor James Grijalva and Robert L. Silva, President of UND’s Native American Law Students Association, presented at the North Dakota Indian Youth Leadership Academy, held at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. Each summer, the Leadership Academy brings together aspiring native high school students to learn skills for success in higher education and life, and hear about various professions and vocations. Professor Grijalva and Robert Silva’s presentation, Legal Warriors: Native Lawyers, noted the many legal issues facing Indian communities and the roles native lawyers can play, explained the process for applying to law school, and talked about the challenges and excitement of the first year of law school.