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Spring 2009 - Indian Law, Federal

Torres, Gerald

Course ID: 364G  Unique # 28123  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TNH 3.129
   Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TNH 3.129
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Monday, May 11    8:30 am          A-Z
  Take-home Monday, May 11      
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

This course will survey the broad currents in federal Indian Law.  We will confront the basic legal and policy questions posed by this body of law.  It is a highly technical legal field that is additionally complicated by questions of the history of colonialism, nation building and philosophy.  In order to address the underlying normative questions it will be necessary to master the basics of the law regulating Indians and Indian Tribes.  We will use the last part of the semester to address some comparative law questions.  We will compare the distinctly American approach to these issues with those approaches taken by other Western Hemispheric nations and the tribes themselves.

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