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286.5 sec. 001 - Federal Indian Law (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Seth Davis  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    Location: Law 12
    From January 15, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 15, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 32197
Class Number: 32197

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 28
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 41
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

Federal Indian Law is an introduction to federal law about Indian Nations. It explores the treaties, statutes, regulations, and common law and constitutional doctrines that govern the relationship between the United States and Indian Nations. The course will focus upon three major topics: the treaty system and the trust relationship between the United States and Indian Nations; Tribal sovereignty, including jurisdiction in Indian Country and the plenary power doctrine; and Indian property rights. Though the focus will be upon domestic federal law, the course will also consider Indian Nations’ powers and rights as sovereigns under international law and the rights of Native Peoples under Indigenous human rights law. In addition to introducing students to the doctrines and principles of Federal Indian Law, this course will explore questions concerning the role of the government attorney and the role of litigation as a vehicle for social and political change.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Getches, Wilkinson, Williams, Fletcher, and Carpenter's Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law
    David Getches, Charles Wilkinson, Robert Williams, Matthew Fletcher, Kristen Carpenter
    Edition: 7th
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781634599061
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $238.00
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