Course Description: LAW 656A (1 credit)May qualify for up to 12 hours of CLE credit for State Bar of Arizona members*
The relationship between Native nations and their tribal governments, as well as national, state and local governments have been long been a source of historic tension for Indigenous peoples. Using a range of real-world case studies, this course explores how Indigenous nations can be treated as sovereigns by other nations. And how, as sovereigns, Indigenous nations can work with other governments to solve common problems in their nation-rebuilding efforts. Course participants will be provided with an overview of tribal-state and tribal-federal relations.KEY QUESTIONS:
- What factors might Native Nations use when contemplating litigation or negotiation strategies?
- Does intergovernmental cooperation impair sovereignty?
- What internal, tribal governance dynamics might affect the negotiation processes?
- What constitutes a successful intergovernmental relationship?
*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.
Students will meet on campus for three consecutive afternoons at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
Readings and Syllabus
Syllabus will be posted on UArizona's online learning platform, D2L, along with required readings to all registered students.
Attendance & Participation
This course will be delivered in person at the University of Arizona. Participants must attend all 3 classes to receive a passing grade. Exceptions will be made only at the faculty's discretion.
After registering online, participants will receive a receipt of registration. Subsequently, participants will receive class instructions 1-2 weeks before the start of the course.After registration, participants will receive a receipt of registration. Subsequently, participants will receive class instructions 1-2 weeks before the start of the course.