TU Indian Law Graduates Receive Scholarships From Oklahoma Indian Law Attorneys
Friday, June 04, 2004
Published on 6/4/04
Susan Arkeketa and Christopher M. Ray, 2004 graduates of The University of Tulsa College of Law, were recipients of $1500 scholarships from the Oklahoma Bar Association Indian Law Section. The scholarships go to graduates who plan to practice Indian law in Oklahoma, and are designed to assist in their preparation for the state bar exam in July.
Arkeketa is a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and affiliated with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She has served her tribe as a judge for two years and plans to practice Indian law and natural resources law.
Ray is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is of Cherokee and Pottawatomie descent. In law school, he served as an editor for the Energy Law Journal and was a member of the Order of the Curule Chair, the school’s highest academic award. Ray assisted with the development of a Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reporter that will provide more efficient research of Muscogee (Creek) Nation opinions.
The mission of the Oklahoma Bar Association Indian Law Section is to seek to improve the practice of Indian law in Oklahoma, and to educate attorneys and the public about tribes and Indians in the state.
A third scholarship went to a 2004 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.