American Indian Law, Graduate Certificate

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Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 8.00


Minimum Total Hours: 15

Program Code: G017

The American Indian Law Graduate Certificate allows students to enrich their knowledge of American Indian Law through coursework including indigenous peoples’ culture, tribal courts, federal water law, and more. This certificate also includes experiential learning opportunities including an externship and work with OU Law’s journal American Indian Law Review.

Certificate Requirements

Full-time JD degree-candidate OU Law students are eligible to receive the certificate at graduation conditioned upon the successful completion of the requirements outlined below.

Core
LAW 5610Federal Indian Law3
Choose at least 9 credit hours from the following list of American Indian Law courses: 19
Electives
Choose an Experiential course from one of these options (hours vary): 2
Choose at least one course from the following Guided Electives for a total of at least 3 credit hours:3
Writing Project
Complete one major writing project in a topic related to Indian Law. This paper may also satisfy the graduation writing requirement. 3
Total Credit Hours15

American Indian Law Courses

LAW 6311American Indian Law Review1
LAW 5600Selected Legal Problems in American Indian Law (American Indian Law Seminar)2-3
LAW 6100Selected Legal Problems (Art and Cultural Heritage Law)2
LAW 5602Comparative Indigenous Peoples' Law Seminar2
LAW 6792Federal Indian Water Law Seminar2
LAW 6722Indian Gaming Law & Regulation2
LAW 5633Native American Natural Resources3
LAW 6100Selected Legal Problems (Peacemaking)2
LAW 6700Selected Legal Problems Seminar (Religion, Culture & Indian Law Seminar)2
LAW 6700Selected Legal Problems Seminar (Tribal Courts/Tribal Law)2
Other courses added by the College's Advanced Degree and Certificate Programs Committee

Experiential Courses1

LAW 6400Selected Legal Problems of Applied Nature (Federal Indian Law Externship - max of 12 credit hours)1-4
LAW 6400Selected Legal Problems of Applied Nature (Extern Placement, provided the externship focuses substantially on the practice of American Indian Law, including a judicial externship)3
LAW 6400Selected Legal Problems of Applied Nature (Inter-American Human Rights Commission Externship - max of 12 credit hours)1-4
100 hours of employment as approved by the Center Director

Guided Electives

LAW 5403Administrative Law3
LAW 6523Environmental Law3
LAW 5543Federal Courts3
LAW 6060International Law Foundations2-3
LAW 6540Oil and Gas4
LAW 6580Water Law2-3
Other courses may be added by the College's Advanced Degree and Certificate Programs Committee