ElaineYellowHorse Law Clerk

Ms. Yellow Horse recently joined the Rapid City office as a law clerk. Prior to pursuing her juris doctorate, she served four years as a tribal prosecutor for the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where she grew up in the community of Wounded Knee. She is eager to apply her tribal court experience and formal education to advocacy for the firm’s clients.

PRACTICE AREAS:

A recent graduate, Ms. Yellow Horse has completed coursework in the following areas pertinent to working in Indian country: Federal Indian Law; Tribal Courts and Tribal Law; Water Law; Environmental Law; Administrative Law; and Indian Gaming and Economic Development.

ADMISSIONS:

Working toward admission to the South Dakota Bar.

EDUCATION:

Knudson School of Law; University of South Dakota (J.D., 2022); Oglala Lakota College (B.A. Lakota Studies, 2013).

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Robins Kaplan Extern (2022); Great North Innocence Project Extern (2020-2021); Oglala Sioux Tribe Intern (2020); Barnhouse, Keegan, Solimon & West LLP Intern (2020); Peter Caposella Intern (2020); 

Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office Prosecutor (2013-2017).

FORMAL RECOGNITIONS/AWARDS:

Advanced to Elite 8 Round at 2022 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition and Sweet 16 Round in 2021.

ASSOCIATIONS, VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE, and/or TEACHING POSITIONS:

University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law Ambassador 2020-2022; NALSA Chapter President 2021-2022 and Vice-President 2020-2021; OUTlaws 2019-2022.

 

ElaineYellowHorse Law Clerk

Contact Information

Rapid City, SD eyellowhorse@ndnlaw.com (605) 791-1515 (605) 791-1915