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Tribal Courts & Tribal Law

Spring 2014 • Law 610 • Credits: 2

Instructor: Howard Arnett

Frames tribal justice systems in the federal-tribal-state matrix, including basic concepts of sovereignty and jurisdiction in criminal and civil contexts. Explores the administration of justice in tribal courts, with special emphasis on Oregon tribal courts, and examines how tribal judges incorporate customary law and traditional dispute resolution practices, as well as laws from other jurisdictions, into their own written decisions.


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