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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Native American Law

Native American Law Academic Program

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Collaboration with Regional Tribal Nations

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Native American Law Student Association

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The Native Law Program at the University of Idaho College of Law is focused on providing law students with a foundation in the interrelationship between Tribal Law, Federal Indian Law, and the intersection of State Law. The overview course, “Native American Law” provides a broad view of the field that offers law students an introduction into the foundations of Tribal civil jurisdiction, criminal jurisdiction, sovereignty, and natural resource management. This course offers a broad range of topics in Federal Indian law including the foundational cases, federal pre-emption of Indian affairs over state interests, federal delegation of authority to states, and the federal trust doctrine; and the basics of state law impacting Tribes, such as P.L. 280 jurisdiction in Indian country. On a rotating basis, the courses “Native American Natural Resources Law” and “Tribal Nation Economics & Law” are offered.

The University of Idaho College of Law offers a one-of-kind Native Law program to its students. Students are encouraged to participate in the College of Law’s annual Native American law conference. This conference as well as other events provide students with the opportunity to learn from and interact directly with native law practitioners. Practitioners also frequently guest lecture in the Native Law courses. Students complete skills training in a Tribal Court CASA program as well as the National Native American Law Students Association moot court competition. These skills are then solidified through the service of externships with tribal nations, tribal courts, public interest organizations, and state and federal agencies.

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Native American Water Rights Settlement E-Repository

Online repository of settlements and associated documents. For information contact: Professor Barbara Cosens.

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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu