NATIONAL TRIBAL TRIAL COLLEGE
What is the NTTC Certificate in Tribal Court Legal Advocacy?
The Southwest Center for Law and Policy provides free legal training on domestic and sexual violence, stalking, abuse of persons with disabilities, federal firearm violations, and elder abuse through the National Tribal Trial College (NTTC). The Tribal Court Legal Advocacy Certification course is a 6-month program that is comprised of two parts:
- Part one (1): 20 weeks of online study and coursework.
- Part two (2): 1 week of in-person, interactive, skill building sessions that take place at The University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, WI.
After participants successfully complete all required course components, they will earn a certificate in Tribal Court Legal Advocacy issued jointly by the National Tribal Trial College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Who Should Apply for the NTTC Certificate in Tribal Court Legal Advocacy Course?
Any American Indian or Alaska Native who works with Tribal sexual assault or domestic violence programs may benefit greatly from taking part in the National Tribal Trial College Certificate in Tribal Court Legal Advocacy course. Priority admission is reserved for Tribal advocates on Tribal lands, but other individuals who show a connection to SA or DV programs will also be considered.
What the NTTC Provides
There is no tuition for qualified participants to take the online course. The Southwest Center for Law and Policy (SWCLAP) provides all course work and most reading assignments.
What the NTTC Does Not Provide
Accepted students will need to order the course textbook in order to complete the first few weeks of reading assignments. The textbook can be ordered online through Amazon.com (www.amazon.com). Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
In addition to the 20-week online portion of the course, students are required to attend 1 week of in-person, interactive, skill building sessions that will take place during the month of July at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin.
**NOTICE: Participants are responsible for the cost of their travel, lodging, and meals while on-site at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
In order to take part in the course, participants are required to have access to a computer/laptop, reliable internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable), access to the course website, access to a reliable telephone, as well as a current email account in order to receive course news or staff communication.
If you have any questions or would like more information than what is provided here, please contact us:
Southwest Center for Law and Policy
4015 E Paradise Falls Drive
Phone: (520) 623-8192
*National Tribal Trial College is a project of the Southwest Center for Law and Policy (www.swclap.org)
This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K024, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.