Specialized Legal Research (Indian Law)

Specialized Legal Research (Indian Law)

Course Description

Prerequisites: None
Credits: 2 (Elective)
Outcomes: The goals of this course are to give students advanced and in-depth training on researching questions involving federal Indian law and tribal law. Specifically, the courses aims are (1) to teach students to evaluate legal information sources effectively and to formulate a rational research methodology which maximizes efficiency; (2) to introduce students to using the primary American legal and tribal sources (cases, statutes, and administrative regulations and reports) in traditional and electronic formats; (3) to introduce students to specialized American legal and tribal law sources in Indian law; (4) to hone skills in compiling legislative histories. Students will have numerous opportunities for "hands on" experiences with a wide range of legal materials and databases.
Required text: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (current edition)(www.legalbluebook.com)