Fall 2016 Course Schedule

American Indian Law (LAW-641-001)

Meets: 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM (TTh) - Warren - Room N105

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 16

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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). Case Supplement and additional readings, available for download on myWCL.

First Class Readings

p1-39 (skim 1-29, read closely 29-39) for the first class. p41-73 for the second class.


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