ERIC Number: ED070557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Evaluation Report of the Special Scholarship in Law for American Indians.
Underwood, George W., Comp.; Pierce, James R., Comp.
The evaluation team was contracted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to conduct an overall independent evaluation of the American Indian Scholarship Program at the University of New Mexico. Findings include that the University of New Mexico is considered by law students and graduates as the center for legal education for Indians; that the per capita cost for law students was high during the first 4 years of the program; that the increased number of law students has decreased the per capita cost although the program has required more money during each year of operation; and that recruitment of students is very good, with students from approximately 50 tribes, coming mostly from west of the Mississippi River, and a high percentage of women students. The evaluation team made 9 recommendations, including that students' records should include the quantum of blood, manner of recruitment, and current progress; that applicants should be advised of the specific reason for rejection; that applicants should be advised at the earliest possible date that Summer Orientation is optional for well-qualified applicants; that detailed fiscal records should be maintained for each student; and that each graduate's file should reflect the date of admission to the bar and the jurisdiction. (FF)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.