Introduction to American Indian Law: Overlapping Jurisdictions

3.00 crs.

Introduction to American Indian law examines its legal and historical bases.  Focus will be on delineating intersections of federal, tribal, and state law:  jurisdiction, social services such as child protection, placement and adoption, gaming, civil law, treaty law, and criminal law.  Illustrative case law, legislative, and scholarly studies are used to enhance student learning.  Issues that apply to Indian law in Louisiana are introduced.  Research allows students to familiarize themselves with source materials.  [Note:  Indian law is defined as laws created by federal, tribal and state governments, their implementation, and adjudication that encompass American Indians.]