Federal Indian Law I

SLN #: 71549
Course Prefix: LAW-632
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Miller

Course Description:
American Indian Nations own 27% of the land within Arizona. 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 requires a final exam, or a student may choose to write a paper in lieu of the exam. The professor must approve the topic selected.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: No
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Mid Term Or Other Exam: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Possibly, see course description
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

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