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Native Americans Into Law (NAIL) #6

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The University of North Dakota (UND), School of Law will continue to support efforts to recruit and retain Native American law students who are enrolled in federal or state recognized tribes. The project will address underrepresentation of Native Americans in the legal profession. UND will: improve and expand scholarships for Native American law students; enhance the mentoring and support programs for Native American students; provide outreach to tribal colleges and other regional universities to attract prospective students; and, support local, regional, and national programs for Native American students and faculty.


Date Created: September 23, 2009