Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
Morongo is thought to be the first Indian reservation to host a moot court competition like this that involves dozens of students, law students and professors as the final exercise in an introductory UCLA course about tribal law.