NARF Welcomes 2017 Summer Law Clerk Ray Martin


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At NARF, we are dedicated to supporting the next generation of Indian law lawyers, and one way we do this is through our Law Clerk Program.  This week we’re highlighting Ray Martin, a law clerk in our Washington, DC, office.

Ray is a citizen of the Tolowa Dee-ni‘ Nation of California, and is also of Yurok descent. Ray is entering his third year at Columbia Law School. His note, entitled Justice Scalia and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, will be published in the American Indian Law Journal at the Seattle University School of Law this summer. Last summer, Ray worked as a summer law clerk at Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker in Washington D.C. Before returning to law school, Ray served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Joe Baca (Ret.) focusing on Native American issues, water, energy, and the environment, and then as a legislative assistant for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs, California. Ray earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in History from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Welcome, Ray!