Lecturer in Law
Born Houston, Texas, 1967
B.A. Stanford, 1990
J.D. Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley), 1995
Pat Sekaquaptewa is the Director of the Native Nations Law and Policy Center which houses the Tribal Legal Development Clinic and the Hopi Appellate Project. She teaches the
Tribal Legal Development course and the
Nation Building course in the American Indian Studies department. In 1998, she worked for the law firm of Alexander & Karshmer, which represents American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and inter-tribal organizations. She is co-founder and Associate Director of the Tribal Law & Policy Institute formerly located in San Francisco and now located in West Hollywood. The Institute is committed to the development of tribal justice systems and, among other things, coordinates conferences on national policy and law affecting tribal courts, tribal-federal and tribal-state relationships, and comparative tribal law. The Institute is also engaged in providing on-site technical assistance to tribes setting up or enhancing their tribal courts and related systems.