Federal Indian Law I



SLN #: 72236
Course Prefix: LAW-632
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Tsosie

Course Description:
This course provides a survey of the political and legal relationship of Native Nations to the United States government. The course provides a historical examination of the treaties and other instruments used to negotiate a political relationship between these separate governments and delves into a comprehensive examination of the legal relationship that developed between American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples and the United States government. The emphasis of this course is on understanding the foundation of the contemporary relationship between Native Nations, the United States government, and the various state governments. Thus, particular attention is devoted to jurisdictional issues, including the framework for determining civil regulatory authority, and civil and criminal adjudicatory authority in Indian Country. The course will require a final exam and may require an additional short writing assignment during the semester.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Possibly, see course description
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard