Through clinical programs led by eminent faculty, the Native Nations Law & Policy Center addresses critical public policy issues facing Native tribes while offering students invaluable opportunities for legal training. Our Tribal Legal Development Clinic serves Native American communities directly, providing legal expertise and support to those most in need, while students engage with tribal leaders, officers and attorney to contribute services to Indian tribes. Additionally, a joint J.D./M.A. degree in American Indian Studies offers an integrated study program to produce law graduates with a rich understanding of tribal cultures.
Supporting Native Nations
Offering law students the unique experience to work directly with tribal leaders, officers, and attorneys to offer direct services to Indian tribes.
Developing relevant courses for delivery to Native community members and UCLA students interested in American Indian Studies.
Who We Are
Native American Law Students Association
The Native Nations Law and Policy Center works closely with the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA). NALSA provides a support network for Native American law students and creates a base from which work can be done for the advancement of Native peoples.
Joint Degree in Law and American Indian Studies
UCLA's J.D./M.A. American Indian Studies joint degree program is designed to produce law graduates who have a rich understanding of tribal cultures that will deepen their legal knowledge, facilitate their practice in the field of Indian law, and enhance their service to Indian nations.
For more details, visit Joint Degree in Law and American Indian Studies.