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Law School Research Resources & Research Guides
American Indian Policy Institute
The American Indian Policy Institute is an Indigenous-led and staffed research institute at Arizona State University, whose work supports Tribal communities and Indigenous peoples nationwide. AIPI’s expertise and focus is substantively on broadband technology and digital equity, with expertise in tribal telecommunications, communications policy, and newly emerging systems as they impact sovereign Tribal nations.
Criminal Law [Legal Information Institute, LII]
Wex is a not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. LII publishes materials to help people understand the law. Sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.
The Avalon Project: The American Constitution
Hosted at Yale Law School. Comprehensive source of primary and secondary legal research resources; includes access to TWEN web courses. Includes: Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Notes on the debates in the Federal Convention, Federalist Papers, and the Ratification Resolutions of the States
The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
The Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations through applied research and service.
Institute for American Indian Research
The Institute for Indigenous Research (IFAIR) brings together faculty members from across disciplines to center Native American Studies as theory and praxis in all areas of scholarship. We facilitate research by providing active support for faculty and graduate research, highlighting Indigenous studies initiatives across campus, and providing a forum for interdisciplinary conversation between and among Native and non-Native faculty and students committed to such issues.
National Indian & Tribal Law Centers
University of Kansas SOL Tribal Law & Government Center
Through its activities, the Tribal Law & Government Center at KU Law aims to equip students and legal professionals who will represent Indian nations with the skills necessary to appreciate and strengthen the unique nature of indigenous tribal legal systems.
University of New Mexico SOL Law and Indigenous Peoples Program
The UNM School of Law also was a pioneer in incorporating Indian Law into the curriculum and has continued to develop one of the most comprehensive Indian law programs in the country. Through the law school's efforts, New Mexico was the first state to include Indian Law as a subject on the bar examination.
University of Tulsa SOL Native American Law Center (NALC)
TU’s College of Law is a leading research center for Native American law and history. The Native American Law Certificate Program is enhanced by Tulsa’s proximity to 35 major tribal headquarters, lying within the original borders of the Muscogee Creek Nation.
University of North Dakota SOL Northern Plains Indian Law Center
The School of Law, in consultation with area tribes and Indian leaders, has established the Northern Plains Indian Law Center. The Center's purposes are to assist tribal governments in addressing legal issues affecting tribal lands and members, and to promote diversity within the legal profession by increasing recruitment and retention of American Indian law students.
University of Oklahoma School of Law Native American Law Center
At OU, Federal Indian law is integrated into the curriculum, rather than being an isolated specialty. Oklahoma students recognize that Indian law issues may affect every area of practice, from administrative law to zoning law, particularly common areas like contracts, property, family, personal injury, and environmental law.
University of Washington SOL Native American Law Center
Professor Johnson's scholarly work in the field of Indian Law is nationally known, his writings have been cited more than 300 times by the US Supreme Court as well as by lower federal and state court judges. Professor Johnson created this Native American Law Center to carry on his life's work.
Arizona State University Indian Legal Program
Established in 1988 to provide legal education and generate scholarship in the area of Indian law and to undertake public service to tribal governments at all levels of tribal, state and federal government, as well as in private practice.