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LAWS 704 - Indigenous Justice

Class Session: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Friday, July 19, 2024

Credit: 3 semester hours of credit

Instructor: Victoria Sutton

Term: Summer 2024

Course Description

This course examines the legal, regulatory, ethical, policy and pragmatic aspects of indigenous culture in the United States, some aspects of Canadian indigenous law and international law. Topics include cultural resource management in public and private contexts, consultation with Tribal Nations, stakeholders, and expert anthropological and traditional knowledge in legal contexts and public participation. Topics also include the foundation cases in American Indian Law; the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); protection of sacred sites; the trust responsibility, jurisdictional issues, the role of government; the role of the courts; the role of the United Nations; postcolonialism; decolonizing methodologies; social justice issues; environmental and cultural relationships; oral sources of evidence; and case studies, all in the context of strategies and pathways to indigenous justice.Prerequisites (or taken concurrently): None.Basis of Grade: (Method of Assessing Outcomes) Class participation/attendance (15%); short writing assignments and presentations (20%); quizzes (25%); expert witness exercise (10%); midterm (5%); and advocacy video project (25%).Form of Grade: LetterGraduation requirement: course satisfies the perspective graduation requirement.


LS - Joseph F. Rice School of Law





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DEGREEIJD - Juris Doctor

Information is accurate as of July 16, 2024 (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.

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