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Native Nations Law & Policy Center

A renowned resource in support of Native Nations, UCLA Law’s Native Nations Law & Policy Center advances Indian nations’ laws and institutions while promoting cultural resource protections.

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Tribal Justice

The Native Nations Law & Policy Center connects students to Native American communities to strengthen legal systems on tribal lands while protecting and advancing tribal cultural and legal values.

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.

Student Opportunities

Event Recordings

  • 2020 Events

    MAY 29, 2020
    Tribal Legal Development Clinic Brown Bag Lunch Series
    Indian Child Welfare Act Constitutionality and Litigation Trends
    Kate Fort
    , Director, Indian Law Clinic, Michigan State University College of Law
    Video

    JUNE 5, 2020
    Tribal Legal Development Clinic Brown Bag Lunch Series
    Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
    Ethel Branch
    , Kanji & Katzen
    Video

    JUNE 12, 2020
    Tribal Legal Development Clinic Brown Bag Lunch Series
    Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of  Indigenous Peoples
    Kristen Carpenter
    , Council Tree Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
    Video

    JUNE 19, 2020
    Tribal Legal Development Clinic Brown Bag Lunch Series
    Intersection of Cultural Resource and Environmental Protection
    Geneva E. B. Thompson
    , Associate General Counsel, Yurok Tribe
    Video

    JUNE 26, 2020
    Tribal Legal Development Clinic Brown Bag Lunch Series
    McGirt Debrief
    Riyaz Kanji
    , Kanji & Katzen and Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Professor of Law, Michigan State University
    Video

    JULY 10, 2020
    Tribal Legal Development Clinic Brown Bag Lunch Series
    Advocating for Indian Country: Policy & Litigation
    Derrick Beetso
    , General Counsel and Fatima Abbas, Director of Policy and Legislative Counsel, National Congress of American Indians
    Video

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