Contemporary Issues in Tribal Economic Development

SLN #: 12904
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: D01
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Bodmer;Nu'Uhiwa

Course Description:
Class will meet Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8.
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The class is limited to 12 students - if there is more student demand, students seeking the Indian Law certificate will receive preference.

Federal Indian Law I is a pre-requisite for the class

The class will be held on the Pechanga reservation in southern California during Spring Break 2019. The class is designed to train students to implement practical political, legal and economic solutions to help Tribe's implement a broad range of economic development activities. Historically Federal Indian Law has had a negative effect on tribal economic development by limiting the tribes in a number of ways. The seminar will focus the economic impediments create by Federal Indian Law. The class seminar will not just describe the problem but give real examples of how tribes have actually overcome such legal impediments to create successful businesses and bypass some of the legal restrictions. Additionally, the seminar will also focus on having the students understand Federal Indian Law is restrictive in nature and that if they are going to be successful lawyers that they will have to use Federal Indian Law as a starting point, not an endpoint.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Federal Indian Law I
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
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.