Mike LaValley is a rising 3L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Mike is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and also comes from the Gros Ventre Tribe of the Fort Belknap Indian Community.
As a student at ASU Law, Mike is involved with the Native American Law Students Association, serving as Vice-President in 2021-22, and served as both a junior and senior fel
low with the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project in 2020-21 and 2021-22, respectively. In summer 2021, Mike was a law clerk for the Gila River Indian Community in the Tribe’s Office of the General Counsel.
Mike graduated from Montana State University-Northern with a B.S. in Secondary Education, History and Government in 2014. He also played on the MSU-N men’s basketball team throughout his undergraduate career. Prior to law school, Mike worked under the Wilma Mankiller Fellowship at NCAI in 2015-16. From 2016-2020, Mike worked for the Office of United States Senator Jon Tester as the State Tribal Liaison to Montana’s eight Tribal Nations.
Outside of law school, Mike enjoys playing basketball, slow pitch softball with his father, hiking, and seeing new places.