Course Description: LAW 695 (1 credit)
The Navajo Nation (Diné) has been incorporating Navajo Fundamental Law into their legal system for decades. What is Navajo Fundamental Law? When did Navajo Fundamental Law come to be? Where can one locate Navajo Fundamental Law? Why is there little written about Navajo Fundamental Law? How can Navajo Fundamental Law be used in a Navajo Court? This course will answer these questions utilizing the Navajo Fundamental Law Statute as a framework. Not unlike jurisprudence of any society, Navajo Fundamental Law is quite extensive so this course will provide an introduction on core Diné Life Way principles and how Navajo Courts have incorporated them into court decisions.
- What is Navajo Fundamental Law and how can it be used in a Navajo Court?
- When and how did Navajo Fundamental Law come to be?
- Where is Navajo Fundamental Law located and why is there so little written about it?
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.