Tribal Governments & Business entities

University of Arkansas School of Law

January 8, 2018 - January 12, 2018

9:00-11:30 am, Monday-Friday, Room 342

The course will survey the exercise of modern governmental authority in the United States including jurisdictional conflict and cooperation between state, local and federal governments. In addition to discussing legal and regulatory frameworks, the course will highlight business and economic growth opportunities and challenges.

This is a one-credit hour course and attendance at all sessions is mandatory. A take-home exam will be distributed at the end of class on Friday and returned no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, January 16th.


Final Exam:  Due 5pm Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  (PDF link) 

Readings: (please watch for updates to Classes 2-5)

Monday, Jan 8:   Tribal Sovereignty 101 (Day One Class Slides) (Day One Class Slides in Pdf)

Tuesday, Jan 9:   Property Law Issues and Jurisdictional Boundaries (Day Two Class Slides)(Day Two Slides in PDF)

Wednesday, Jan 10:  Sovereign Immunity and Other Retained Powers (Day Three Slides)(Day Three in PDF)

  • Michigan v. Bay Mills (don't need to read, Leeds will cover)
  • Santa Clara v. Martinez (students read for class)
  • CaseStudy: Recent Patent Cases (Leeds will discuss)

Thursday, Jan 11:  Jurisdiction Conflicts and Cooperation (Day Four Slides)(Day Four in PDF)

Friday, Jan 12:  Business Entities & Taxation (Day Five Slides)(Day Five PDF)