Lawyering in Indian Country

Lawyering in Indian Country - Professors Patricia Davis and JD Williams

  • Course Number: LAW 476
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description:  This 2-credit course considers the intersection of Federal/State/Tribal administrative practices. Students will be taught the nuts and bolts of working with a wide variety of entities in the area of government to government relations, with a focus on tribal law. Although focused on tribal law, this class would also be useful for students interested in local government. Specific topics include tax agreements, MOU/MOA, contracts, policies, code writing, resolutions, and legal opinions. Course student goals include being 1) able to recognize and understand the basic principles of federal Indian law as applied by in-house counsel in the development of tribal law; 2) able to understand and critically examine tribal legal and policy issues, and 3) able to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, to tribal administration and tribal council.
  • Prerequisitenone

  • Evaluation Method: Graded upon application of law clarity, and due process.

    Required Work:

Weekly Assignment 40%

Midterm MOU 20%

Final Code 20%

Class Participation 20%

  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no