Navajo Common Law (Live Online)

When

1:30 to 5:50 p.m., Jan. 23, 2023

LAW 695 | 1 credit

Rodgerick T. Begay

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.

KEY QUESTIONS:

  • 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?

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