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286.5 sec. 001 - Federal Indian Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Seth Davis  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


MW 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 20, 2021
To May 04, 2021

Course Start: January 20, 2021
Course End: May 04, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 32157
Class Number: 32157

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 40
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 40
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

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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  • Cases & Materials on Federal Indian Law
    Edition: 7th 2017
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781634599061
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $267.25
    Price Source: user provided
  • Indian Law Stories
    Edition: 2011
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781599417295
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 56.00
    Price Source: user provided

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