The Federal Indian Law course has three basic objectives. First, the course will survey the field of Indian law, tracing its development from Chief Justice Marshall's historic decisions in the Cherokee cases in the early 1800s to the present. The primary focus here will be on the current law defining the allocation of tribal, federal, and state power in areas such as authority over non-Indians, gaming rights, and environmental regulation. Second, the course will consider the future of federal Indian law, in which law development in the courts has stalled just as Indian tribes have begun to make great strides toward self-determination. As part of this discussion, we will consider the potential for growth in federal Indian law through the incorporation of developments in other areas of law. Third, the course will consider specific problems arising from the increasingly common intersections between federal Indian law and other areas of law practice—commercial law, environmental law, and family law, among others.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L6330-001||13S||Native American Law|
|S. McSloy||M 6:20 PM-8:10 PM||GRHL 304|
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