Law Course Catalog

7810. American Indian Law

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Student Option

This course explores the foundational doctrines governing the legal and political relationship between Indian tribes and federal and state governments. The history of federal Indian law and policy, tribal property rights, congressional plenary power, tribal sovereignty, and jurisdiction in Indian Country are the major topics covered in this course. Our study of these topics will include consideration of important contemporary laws such as the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Indian Child Welfare Act, tribal recognition regulations, and land claims settlement acts affecting the Indian tribes of Connecticut.