Indian Gaming Seminar

SLN #: 26364
Course Prefix: LAW-720
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Clinton

Course Description:
The Indian Gaming Seminar considers selected problems involving Indian gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. The seminar is not intended to be a survey course, but, rather, an opportunity for in-depth analysis and discussion of problem areas in Indian gaming. Indian Gaming concerns the federal, tribal, and state law regarding the development of gaming enterprises in Indian country.

The course will survey the historical background behind Indian gaming and further examines the modern legal regime that governs the development of gaming enterprises in Indian country, focusing primarily on the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. Topics that may be addressed in the coverage of the course include constitutional questions surrounding the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, regulatory oversight of gaming management contracts, negotiating tribal↔state gaming compacts, legality of contributions to the state in tribal↔state gaming compacts, tribal gaming regulation, gaming on newly-acquired lands, tribally-specific limitations on tribal gaming, distribution of gaming income, and other legal questions arising under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Students who have not already completed Federal Indian Law I before the start of the seminar are required to secure and review before the start of class the latest edition of William Canby, Federal Indian Law in a Nutshell.

The seminar can be taken for two hours without writing a substantial/seminar paper or for three hours with the writing and presentation of a seminar paper. All students must decide within the first week of scheduled law school classes whether they plan to write a paper since it affects the scheduling of seminar class sessions. Thereafter no drops or changes in registration status will be permitted. Any student registered for 3 hours at the close of the first week of law school classes will be required to write a substantial/seminar paper.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes -- see syllabus
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: None -- Federal Indian Law I helpful
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes -- see syllabus
Limited Enrollment Number: Yes -- 15
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Paper optional
Participation Points: Yes -- see syllabus
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes -- see syllabus

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.