Nov 29, 2021  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Law Bulletin

Native American Law Concentration


Required Course


Research


The research requirement may be satisfied by one of the following:

  • Completion of a paper in LAW 5972-3 Seminar  on a Native American or indigenous law topic.
  • Completion of a paper in a seminar that is approved for J.D. credit by the College of Law if the topic of the seminar is not Native American or indigenous law, provided the paper topic is on Native American or indigenous law and the paper topic has been pre-approved by the seminar instructor and the Native American law concentration advisor.
  • Completion of a casenote or comment on a Native American or indigenous law topic as a member of the Tulsa Law Review or the Energy Law Journal. The casenote or comment must be pre-approved by the Native American law concentration advisor.
  • Selection for and participation on a national team for the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition. Students must enroll in LAW 5840-2 Advanced Competitions  and earn two credits for this participation. See Section I.A.6.f (Interscholastic Competitions) of the Policies and Regulations  of the College of Law for the requirements for earning two credits in a competition.
  • A two-credit LAW 5861-2 Independent Research  project that includes a law review quality research paper on a topic in Native American or indigenous law. The research paper topic must be pre-approved by the Native American law concentration advisor. This option may be used to satisfy the research requirement only if a student, through no fault of the student, is unable to satisfy the requirement by any of the other available options and the student is otherwise eligible to enroll in LAW 5861-2 Independent Research , as set forth in Section I.A.5 (Independent Research) of the Policies and Regulations  of the College of Law.

Electives


Two additional courses or seminars in Native American or indigenous law chosen from the following:

Law Electives


Courses or seminars on Native American or idigenous law (other than a seminar used to satisfy the research requirement) that have been approved for J.D. credit by the College of Law, including the following:

Non-law Elective


One graduate-level course that is related to Native American or indigenous law from another college or program at The University of Tulsa. This course will count toward the six credits that students may take for J.D. credit from other TU colleges. The course must be pre-approved by the Native American law concentration advisor, and the student must be otherwise eligible to apply a non-law course toward the J.D. degree and follow instructions for approval of the course as set forth in Section I.A.8 (University Credit) of the Policies and Regulations  of the College of Law. Only one such graduate-level course may be used to satisfy the non-law elective requirement.

Externship


One externship in Native American or indigenous law. The externship must be pre-approved by the Native American law concentration advisor and must otherwise comply with the requirements of Appendix C (Externships) of the Policies and Regulations  of the College of Law. Only one externship may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

Notes:


A student must declare the Native American law concentration to the concentration advisor and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs no later than the semester prior to the semester in which the student intends to graduate.

Students meeting the requirements of the Native American law concentration will receive a document signed by the concentration advisor and the Dean of the College of Law at the time of graduation.