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286.5 sec. 001 - Federal Indian Law (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Nazune Menka  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MW 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 134
From January 10, 2022
To April 26, 2022

Course Start: January 10, 2022
Course End: April 26, 2022
Class Number: 31944
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 29
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 39
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

Federal Indian Law is an introduction to federal law about Native Nations. It explores the treaties, statutes, regulations, common law, and constitutional doctrines that govern the relationship between the United States and Native Nations. Federal authority, or plenary power, over Native Nations is rooted in the legacy of settler colonialism and white supremacy. It poses many challenges and some opportunities for Native Nation building. The course will focus upon four major topics: Native Nation building and federal Indian laws; fundamental doctrines, themes, and history of federal Indian law; contemporary problems in Native Nation building and federal Indian law; and the future of federal Indian law. Though the focus will be upon domestic federal law, the course will also consider Native Nations’ powers and rights as inherent sovereigns under Tribal and international human rights law.

This class draws on a wide range of foundational doctrinal topics and so is best suited to upper-level students. 1L students are advised to wait to enroll unless they have relevant work or life experience that prepares them to study this complex topic.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
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:
    Price: $248.00
    Price Source: user provided

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