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American Indian Law (LAW-641-001)
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This course explores the principles, doctrines, and history underlying the legal relationship between the United States and Indian tribes; the powers of tribal governments; economic development in Indian country; the role of tribal custom in tribal law; the relevance of developing international indigenous law to Indian nations; and introduces some of the ongoing debates in Indian legal scholarship.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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David H. Getches, Charles F. Wilkinson, Robert A. Williams, Jr. & Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Federal Indian Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2011).
First Class Readings
For first day p1-39 (skim 1-29, read closely 29-39) in textbook Introduction to tribes and different perspectives on Indian law.
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