Our 2014-15 Legal Fellows
Our dedicated Legal Fellows have an impressive array of legal, policy, and educational experience that has enhanced TLPI's ability to administer quality programming in Indian country.
Kori Cordero originally served as a TLPI Legal Fellow, focusing on civil children's legal code development and issues related to violence against Native women and children. Kori now serves as a Tribal Justice Specialist for the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), which includes facilitating technical assistance to tribal programs and tribal courts, including Healing to Wellness Courts. While at TLPI, Kori has contributed to several publication resources covering a range of topics, including sex trafficking in Indian country, civil code development, and tribal-state court collaborations. In addition to publication and website resource development, Kori has provided support to TLPI’s projects related to violence against Native women and children. They recently received a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, with specializations in Critical Race Studies (CRS) and The David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. While in law school, Kori focused their CRS specialization on tribal and federal Indian law. Before joining TLPI, Kori worked as a law clerk at the Pascua Yaqui Prosecutor's Office in Tucson, Arizona and the San Bernardino County Office of the Public Defender in Victorville, California.