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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

 

Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.598.4580

 

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010 or 6022

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The Law Advocate degree program is intended to prepare students to successfully complete the requirements for admission to the Navajo Nation Bar Association and to work as legal advocates in the legal and judicial systems of the Navajo Nation. Classes will allow local community residents to receive training to acquire new job skills or enhance existing job skills.

Classes are offered in criminal, civil, and family law; with an emphasis on court procedure and practical skills. Legal research, legal writing, and legal ethics will be stressed.

 

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Law Advocate Requirements (62 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCreditsPrerequisities
English / Communication: 9  
        ENGL 1110 3 ENGL 098
        COMM 1130 or COMM 2120 3 ENGL 1210 or 1110
        ENGL 1120 3 ENGL 1210 or 1110
Mathematics: 4  
        MATH 1220 or higher   MATH 1215
Diné Studies: 3 – 4  
Natural or Physical Science: 4  
Humanities / Social Science:
    1.
    2.
    3.
9  
Information Tech / Applied Computers: 3  
        CMP 101 or higher    
Law Advocate Core Requirements
Semester OneCreditsPrerequisites
LAW 105 Advanced Legal Research and Writing 3 LAW 104
LAW 106 American Indian Law 3  
Semester TWO
LAW 201 Consumer Law 3  
LAW 203 Business Law 3  
Summer Internship
LAW 221 Law Advocate Internship 3  
Semester THREE
LAW 204 Advanced Business Law 3 LAW 203
LAW 211 Administrative Law 3  
LAW 212 Trial Practice 3  
Semester FOUR
LAW 205 Professional Responsibility and Ethics 3  
LAW 225 Navajo Nation Bar Review 3  
Total Required Credit Hours62 

 

Program Advisors
Joseph Hibbard, J.D., Associate Professor of Law Advocate
Email: jhibbard@navajotech.edu
Phone: 505.786.4154

J.D., Law, Washburn University
B.S., Business Administration, University of Kansas
Member of Navajo Nation and Kansas Bar Association

 

Robert Yazzie, J.D., Associate Professor of Law Advocate
Email: ryazzie@navajotech.edu
Phone: 505.786.4368

J.D., Law, University of New Mexico
B.A., Sociology, Oberlin College

 

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, New Mexico 87417

Phone: 505.598.4585


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010