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

Phone: 505.387.7401
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
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017

 

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

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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 (60 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCreditsPrerequisites
English/Communication: ENGL 1110 3 ENGL 098 or satisfactory placement scores
Mathematics: MATH 1220 or higher 4 SEE CATALOG
Diné Studies: NAVA 1110, NAVA 2210, OR NAVA 2230 3-4  
Natural or Physical Science Course:
1.
4  
Social Science/Humanities Course:
1.
2.
3.
4.
12  
Information Tech/Applied Computers: BCIS 115 or higher 3  
SSC 100 College Success 1  
Law Advocate Core Requirements
Semester OneCreditsPrerequisites
LAW 105 Advanced Legal Research and Writing 3 LAW 104
BUSA 2420 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 Hours60 

 

Program Advisors
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

 

Lola Natay, Assistant Professor of Law Advocate
Email: lnatay@navajotech.edu
Phone: 928.882.3148

J.D., Law, University of Colorado School of Law
M.B.A., University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
B.A., Communication Studies, Brigham Young University
Bar Admissions: Navajo Nation and Arizona

Contact NTU

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

Phone: 505.387.7401
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
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010

 

 

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