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LAWS 6610 American Indian Law (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This is a survey course of the federal and state laws influencing American Indians today. We will review the tortured relationship between Indians and federal, state and local governments and discuss complex legal and policy issues surrounding civil and criminal jurisdiction and environmental and land use issues on and off the Reservation. We will focus on the powers of the respective players in each of these fields. We will analyze conflicts between Tribes and government over issues as varied as trust responsibilities, water and mineral rights, land use and legalized gaming.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17