Indian Law – 6236
This course covers the unique jurisdictional, regulatory and business environment on Indian reservations and involving Indian people in the United States. The core of the course involves developing an understanding of the relationship between the United States, the Indian tribes, and states, and issues that arise under the tripartite federalist system in the United States. It also reaches issues of sovereignty, race theory, separation of powers, and several substantive law fields, including criminal law, natural resources, constitutional law, tax law, and sovereign immunity. For purposes of context, the course also touches on the development of Indian policy over the past two and a half centuries and also discusses some facets of internal tribal laws and tribal courts.