Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies

LAW X 490

This course provides a broad overview of the most important issues involved in tribal legal studies, including an overview of tribal government; the history of tribal court systems, legal structure of tribal courts; tribal…

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This course provides a broad overview of the most important issues involved in tribal legal studies, including an overview of tribal government; the history of tribal court systems, legal structure of tribal courts; tribal court criminal and civil jurisdiction; roles in tribal court systems; tribal court management; due process; appellate courts; the Indian Civil Rights Act; and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Students receive an introduction to the basic concepts of legal studies and the legal studies program. The course addresses tribal common law and traditional dispute resolution methods, including an extensive examination of the process of the incorporation of tribal custom and tradition into the court system and the development of tribal common law. Students also study issues involved in the development and implementation of such traditional dispute resolution mechanisms as peacemaking courts.

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