Indian Legal Clinic (L)



SLN #: 55475
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: N
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Wynne

Course Description:
The clinic curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for practical application of the principals of Indian law, trial practice and federal jurisprudence through representation of clients in local tribal court proceedings. Each student will have an opportunity to use these disciplines to successfully represent Native Americans in tribal court proceedings. In approving requests for representation, the ILC Director intends to accept cases that will allow the students to handle cases from beginning to end. Every effort will be made to afford students the opportunity to follow a tribal court or federal Indian law case through, from interview of clients through trial or administrative hearings to post trial motions and remedies. In addition to the field work, students will complete assigned readings and classroom mock trials, and attend a minimum of three hours of lectures and class work focused on honing the skills needed to represent tribes and tribal members in the types of hearings and administrative proceedings that face tribes and tribal members daily in today’s complex Indian Law environment.

NOTE: Law school policy states that a maximum of 12 credits earned in externships and clinical course work can be counted towards the 87 credits required for graduation.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Federal Indian Law I and Evidence
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, except for documented medical or family emergency, students may not withdraw after the first week of class.
Limited Enrollment Number: 5 students, preference will be given to Indian Law certificate students.
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Required
Online Course Site: None