Comparative Legal Systems & Their Role in Nation Building

LAW 631M | 1 credit


8 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Jan. 9 to 11, 2023

May qualify for up to 12 hours of CLE credit for State Bar of Arizona members*

Robert A. Williams, Jr.

The course will investigate the role that law plays in the lives of Indigenous peoples and in their on-going efforts to secure their rights of equality, tribal self-governance, and self-determination. The course draws from comparative sources with a focus on how law can be used pragmatically by Indigenous leaders, communities, their partners and advocates to effect meaningful change.

  • How does law function to perpetuate a history of assimilation and racism within governmental institutions around the world? 
  • How can Indigenous peoples use law to secure rights and exercise tribal self-governance? 
  • What role can legal institutions play in the processes of Indigenous nation building?

*Registration in this course may qualify for up to 12 hours of CLE credit for State Bar of Arizona members, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility. The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. Contact the State Bar of Arizona for more details. For details on CLE eligibility outside of Arizona, please contact your State Bar Association.


Robert Williams Jr.