Introduction to American Indian Law II: Mastering American Indian Law Alexander Blewett III School of Law


June 13, 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.

Introduction to American Indian Law II: Mastering American Indian Law

Professor:  Professor Maylinn Smith, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana
Credits: 1
Dates: June 10 – 14
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CLE Credits: 13.75
CLE Fees: $650

This course looks at fundamental aspects of American Indian law and provides a basic understanding of core Indian law principles, both on the federal and tribal level. The course familiarizes participants with the development of foundational concepts in the area of Indian law and addresses the continuing impact of federal legislation and court actions on tribal governance structures and principles of sovereignty. In addition to providing substantive information on legal principles associated with American Indian law, participants will engage in practical skill building exercises that build upon the substantive materials being covered.

Textbook: Angelique Wambdi EagleWoman, Stacy L. Leeds, Mastering American Indian Law, Carolina Academic Press (2013) (ISBN: 978-1-59460-329-7)

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.