Indian Gaming Law

SLN #: 30377
Course Prefix: LAW-720
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Clinton

Course Description:
Students should enroll in course #30202 Indian Gaming for 2 credits. All students must decide within the first week of scheduled law school classes whether they plan to write a substantial or flex paper. At that time, the students who decide to write the substantial paper, will be enrolled in 3 credit hours.

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 examine 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 encouraged 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/flex paper or for three hours with the writing and presentation of a substantial paper. Students who need to satisfy the flex paper requirement may do so in this course with instructor permission (although it is not recommended) but will not receive the additional hour credit and will not present the paper. All students must decide within the first week of scheduled law school classes whether they plan to write a substantial or flex paper since it affects the scheduling of seminar class sessions, and students who decide to write the paper, their enrollment will be changed to 3 hours. 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 paper. Please note that the class will be hosted on TWEN rather than Blackboard.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Maybe - if there are students writing papers
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes. Yes - See Syllabus
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: for paper writers
Participation Points: Yes - see syllabus
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: see syllabus

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