Law Advocate A.A.S.

Law Advocate A.A.S.

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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.

For more information, please view our Student Catalog.

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Law Advocate Requirements (62 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCredits
English / Communication: 9
        ENG-110  
        COM-130 or COM-150  
        ENG-111  
Mathematics: 4
        MTH-121 or higher  
Diné Studies: 3 – 4
Natural or Physical Science: 4
Humanities / Social Science: 9
Information Tech / Applied Computers: 3
        CMP-101 or higher  
Law Advocate Core RequirementsCredits
LAW-105   Advanced Legal Research and Writing 3
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-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
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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
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Phone: 505.786.4368

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

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Welcome to Navajo Technical University. Navajo Tech is committed to offering quality technical, vocational, and academic degrees, and community education in student oriented, hands-on learning environment based on the Dine Philosophy of Education. Our primary campus is located in Crownpoint, New Mexico; two Arizona instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos are growing rapidly!