Federal Advocacy for the Tribal Client



SLN #: 88268
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A04
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Gover;Artman

Course Description:
• Class will meet Monday, October 15 through Friday, October 19.
• Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
• The class is limited to 12 students - if there is more student demand, students seeking the Indian Law Certificate will receive preference.

This course, held in Washington D.C. during fall break. The class will introduce students to the practical application of the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the federal government. Through lectures, discussion, reading, guest speakers and actual site visits, students will learn how to effectively communicate with governmental officials and elected leaders in the federal system. The class will discuss the different roles Indian law attorneys and advocates play in the advancement of tribal interests in the federal system. Topics to be explored include the federal budget cycle, structure and function of the Congressional committee system including the purpose of conference and committee reports, evaluating the need and purpose of a paid lobbyist, and the role of tribal coalitions and intertribal organizations. Although the class will include a discussion of the entire federal system and all federal agencies, particular focus will be given to those agencies and departments that have a primary role in tribal issues, including the Department of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and Department of Education.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard