Criminal Justice in Indian Country Alexander Blewett III School of Law


July 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
650   Tickets
Monte Mills
(406) 243-2544

Spend the summer in beautiful Missoula, Montana studying Indian Law! The Blewett School of Law invites you to participate in the 12th annual Summer American Indian and Indigenous Law Program, June 3 – August 2, 2019. This year we will be offering eight courses taught by a faculty comprised of expert Indian law scholars and practitioners from around the country. Participants in the program may choose from any of the eight courses or take them all. Courses will be offered for law credit (for matriculated law students) and cross-listed for graduate credit. Each course has been approved for 13.75 CLE credits by the Montana CLE Commision.

Criminal Justice in Indian Country

Professor: Professor Jordan Gross, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana
Credits: 1
Dates: July 8 – 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CLE Credits: 13.75
CLE Fees: $650

This course covers criminal jurisdiction and criminal procedure in Indian Country. Topics include: (1) how criminal conduct in Indian Country is defined, (2) the allocation of tribal, state, and federal jurisdiction over that conduct, (3) the “federalization” of tribal court criminal procedure under the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and (4) the impact these legal frameworks have on tribal sovereignty, community safety, and the interests of participants in tribal court criminal proceedings. Following completion of the course, students should have a basic historical and contemporary understanding of the legal structure for addressing wrongdoing in Indian Country.

School of Law and Graduate Students

Current law and graduate students at the University of Montana may register for courses as they normally would through cyberbear. Program courses are offered through the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning (SELL) at the University of Montana. A flat fee of $650/credit will apply to each course. Students must take at least six credits to qualify for financial aid in the summer term. In addition, tuition waivers may not apply to the fees for summer courses.

Visiting Students

Law students currently enrolled at other institutions should contact Monte Mills at or (406) 243-2544 for enrollment and registration information. A summer application for admission will need to be submitted.

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Registration for CLE Credit

Each course yields 13.75 Montana CLE credits. Names of those attending for CLE credit will be submitted to the State Bar of Montana. Attendance at all sessions of the week’s course is required for full CLE credit. A flat fee of $650 will apply to each course. Register as a CLE attendee here.