AMERICAN INDIAN LAW, SPRING 2019
LAWW 7662. American Indian Law. 2 Hours.
Study of the domestic federal law of the United States as it applies to Native Americans and tribes. The general concept of tribal self-determination is the unifying theme of the course. Particular topics include tribal sovereignty and government; American Indian civil rights; administration of justice on and off the reservation; American Indian land claims; land, hunting, and fishing rights; water rights; American Indian health, education, and welfare; Bureau of Indian Affairs; state taxation; individual and tribal treaty rights; federal Indian policy; and zoning and environmental controls.
Wednesday, January 16 - PowerPoint Slides (Doctrine of Discovery and Definitions)
Wednesday, January 23 - PowerPointSlides (Foundational Sovereignty Cases)
Wednesday, February 6 - PowerPoint Slides (Separate Sovereigns Doctrine)
Wednesday, February 13 - PowerPoint Slides (Tribal/Federal Criminal Jurisdiction)
Monday, February 18 (outside written assignment)
Turn in answers to Criminal Law Questions (this constitutes a makeup of class period from January 30)
Wednesday, February 20 (Capstone Criminal Law Practice Discussion)
Guest Appearance - John Young, Assistant Attorney General, Cherokee Nation, bio here. No new readings.
Wednesday, February 27 (Tribal Property Law)
Federal Statute: Indian Reorganization Act of 1934
Land-into-trust Regulations: 25 CFR Part 151
Wednesday, March 6 (Civil Jurisdiction)
Wednesday, March 13 (Civil Jurisdiction cont)
Wednesday, March 27 (Finalize Civil Jurisdiction plus Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments)
Wednesday, April 3 (Indian Child Welfare and Family Law)
Wednesday, April 10 (Indian Gaming and Non-Gaming Economic Development)
Wednesday, April 17 (Federal Statutory and Regulatory Applicability)
Wednesday, April 24 (Recap and Final Review)