The Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) at The University of South Dakota School of Law was chosen NALSA Chapter of the Year by the National NALSA during the organization's annual meeting April 10 in Albuquerque, N.M. National NALSA's annual meeting is held in conjunction with the Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Conference. There are nearly 40 NALSA chapters in eight areas throughout the country.
"This is a truly impressive and well-deserved accomplishment," said John Glover, J.D., associate dean for American Indian Programs at the USD School of Law. "Special recognition goes to the chapter's fine leadership, which includes President J.R. LaPlante, Vice President John Wallace, Secretary Elysia Hassebroek, Treasurer Shaun Eastman and our exceptional faculty advisors, Professors Patrice Kunesh and Frank Pommersheim."
The Chapter of the Year award is presented to the chapter demonstrating exceptional excellence in pro bono legal assistance, membership, community recognition and overall commitment to promoting the mission goals of National NALSA.
For information about USD NALSA please visit http://www.usd.edu/law/student_resources/nalsa.cfm or the USD School of Law American Indian Law Program, go to http://www.usd .edu/law/AI_Law.cfm.