To earn the certificate, students must successfully complete Federal Indian Law.
In addition, students must select any nine hours of course work of the following Indigenous Peoples Law curriculum:
• Native American Natural Resources
• American Indian Law Seminar, Selected Legal Problems
• American Indian Law Review
• Comparative and International Indigenous Peoples' Law
• Tribal Courts/Tribal Law
• Indian Gaming Law and Regulation Seminar
• Federal Indian Water Law
• Up to three hours of an Indian Law related externship
Students must also select one of the following guided electives:
• Administrative Law
• Federal Courts
• International Law Foundations
• Environmental Law
• Oil and Gas
• Water Law
To provide added value to the J.D. experience, participating students also must complete a required experiential component by choosing one of the following:
• Federal Indian Law Externship
• Extern Placement, provided the externship focuses substantially on the practice of American Indian Law, including a judicial externship
• Inter-American Human Rights Commission Externship
• One hundred hours of employment as approved by the Center Director
Under the direction of a professor, either in a designated course or through independent directed study, the student must also complete one major Indian law-related writing project. This writing project can also satisfy the College’s graduation writing requirement.
OU Law students pursuing a JD are eligible to participate in this program.
To earn the certificate a student will be required to maintain a B- (7.0 on a 12.0 scale) average in law classes that count toward the certificate.
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