Federal Indian Law | L4300

This introductory course surveys the body of “Federal Indian Law,” focusing on the legal relationship between Indian nations and the United States, including implications of this relationship for states and individual citizens. The course covers the historical origins of federal Indian common law, the development of federal Indian policy, and tribal sovereignty in the modern era (tribal property, jurisdiction, criminal and civil governance, and economic development including gaming). It may provide a brief introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act, religious and cultural freedoms, tribal law, and indigenous peoples in international law, if time allows.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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