MSU College of Law

Tamera Begay

Legal Fellow, National Congress of American Indians

2015 | Washington. DC

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“There’s a sense of teamwork amongst professors and staff—they’re willing to help students with anything.”

Tamera Begay is an American Indian and she is passionate about Indian Law. She chose MSU College of Law for its Indigenous Law & Policy Center Indian Law Certificate Program.

Tamera found that others at the MSU College of Law share her passion. “Diversity Services and the ILPC both contributed funds to the alternative spring break trip to the Navajo Reservation. It was awesome!” she said.

The collaborative atmosphere of MSU College of Law has had a positive impact on her experience in law school.  “There’s a sense of teamwork amongst professors and staff—they’re willing to help students with anything,” Tamera said.

To gain more real-world experience, Tamera accepted a clerkship at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of New Mexico in the Indian Country Crimes Section. “The experience helped me determined what area of Indian Law I want to pursue,” she said. “It was the first job I had that I enjoyed going to early and staying late for.”