UCLA School of Law and UCLA’s Interdepartmental Program in American-Indian Studies offer a concurrent plan of study over four years leading to both a J.D. and an M.A. This integrated program of study is designed to produce law graduates with a rich understanding of tribal cultures that will increase their legal understanding, facilitate their practice in the field of Indian law, and enhance their service to Indian nations. Legal study will include relevant tribal, United States, and international law. Courses in American Indian Studies will address the diverse histories, worldviews, values, languages, and practices of North American tribes.
JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (M.A.)
(School of Law and American Indian Studies (Interdepartmental))
- Satisfactory completion of (i) at least eighty-seven (87) Law School semester units, (including the first year curriculum, specified Indian Law courses, and elective courses), and (ii) at least twenty-eight (28) non-law American Indian Studies quarter units (including certain required courses and a thesis) are required.
For more detailed information about Joint Degree Requirements, please see the Summary of Academic Standards.
Information About the American Indian Studies Portion of the Joint Degree Program:
J.D./M.A. American Indian Studies