Econ Dev in Indian Country

SLN #: 23399
Course Prefix: LAW-718
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Miller

Course Description:
This class focuses on a wide range of tribal and individual Indian economic development issues. Relevant federal cases, statutes, regulations, and case studies will be used. The primary purpose of the class is to describe and analyze the political, legal, economic, structural, and cultural issues faced by tribal governments and reservation communities when they develop their economies. Additional emphasis will be placed on how tribal initiatives may conflict with federal case law, state jurisdiction, and federal policies directed at tribal economic development. The focus will be on helping students identify and implement creative tribal-based solutions. Although relevant legal principles will be explained when necessary, having taken a course in Federal Indian law will be helpful. This is an experiential learning experience class. Students will be teamed with another student to negotiate a business arrangement between a tribe and a non-Indian businessperson, a contract to effectuate that agreement, form a corporation under a tribal code, and then write a confidential letter to their clients explaining the agreement and whether the client should sign the contract. No exams will be given and no papers can be written for this class.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Drafting contract provisions, a contract, and a client letter
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: Yes
Prerequisite: None. Indian Law I would be helpful.
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term Or Other Exam: Contract negotiation sessions
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: No
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.