Christian White is from Santo Domingo Pueblo and the Navajo Nation.
Christian joined the firm in the fall of 2023 as an associate after passing the New Mexico Bar Examination in the summer of 2023. Christian obtained his JD degree and a Certificate in Indian law from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Christian brings to the firm valuable experience he gained in law school, where he clerked for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty’s Education Department and for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Indigenous Justice Department. Christian was also Managing Editor of the University of New Mexico School of Law Tribal Law Journal and a recipient of W.E. and Hazel T. Bondurant scholarship, the Karl E. Johnson scholarship, and the Mary Beth & Richard West, Jr. Award for Excellence in Indian Law.
Prior to law school, Christian received his Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Ethnic Studies from Columbia University in New York City. Christian is an alumnus of the American Indian Law Center’s Pre-Law Summer Institute, class of 2020. Christian is deeply committed to advancing the firm’s mission of promoting and advocating for tribal rights.