Our 2016 Legal Interns

 

Our dedicated legal clerks have an impressive array of legal, policy, and educational experience that has enhanced TLPI's ability to administer quality programming in Indian country. 

 

Simone Anter (descendent of the Pascua Yaqui and Jicarilla Apache) serves as a part-time legal extern for TLPI, where she contributes to legal publications and policy letters. She is a third year law student at UCLA School of Law, working towards a specialization in Critical Race Studies with a focus on tribal and federal Indian law.  She serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance and she is an active member of UCLA Law's Native American Law Student Association chapter. Simone previously clerked for Judge Allie Maldonado in the Tribal Court of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Petoskey, Michigan. Prior to that, Simone worked as a research assistant for UCLA Law professors Angela Riley and Devon Carbado.  Additionally, through UCLA Law’s Tribal Legal Development Clinic, Simone assisted the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Tucson, Arizona with drafting an MOU between the tribe and Pima county, ensuring that VAWA 2013 requirements are being met.

West Hollywood Office
Simone Anter
(Pascua Yaqui )
 
 
West Hollywood Office
Erica McMilin
(Sherwood Valley Pomo/Round Valley Wailaki )
 
 

Erica McMilin (descendent of Sherwood Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians and Round Valley Indian Tribe) grew up on the Sherwood Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians’ reservation in Willits, CA. She currently serves as a part-time legal extern at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute where she contributes to legal publications and policy letters. Erica received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis where she majored in Native American Studies and minored in U.S. History. She is currently a third-year law student at UCLA School of Law. Erica is the former Vice President and current Academic Outreach Coordinator of the Native American Law Students Association and an Executive Editor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Cultural & Resistance. Erica previously clerked for the Wishtoyo Foundation and the Yurok Tribe’s Office of the Tribal Attorney. She also participated in the UCLA Tribal Legal Development Clinic working for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Erica is interested in practicing in the areas of Federal and Tribal Indian Law with a focus on economic development in Indian Country. Upon graduation, Erica will be joining the law firm Berkey Williams LLP as an Indian law fellow.