American Indian Law (3280)

This course will present a current and historical analysis of the legal relationships existing between Indian tribes, states and the United States. The students will be instructed on the operation of tribal government and court systems. The students will be introduced to the various legal issues facing Indian tribes and the people of the State of Michigan. It is the primary goal of this class to prepare students to identify potential Indian interests and issues when evaluating legal matters. It is also a goal to sensitize students to the unique status Indians have in Michigan and in the United States.


Students who wish to enroll in the American Indian Law Practicum in the Winter Term are STRONGLY encouraged to enroll in this course in the Fall Term. 

Course Details

  • Credits: 2