OU Law has a rich and long tradition in American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Law.
Our world-class faculty will teach you about the ins and outs of the Native American law system and how it interacts with federal law. Learn more about this concentration and how to earn a certificate.

Empower Communities. Embrace Heritage.

Enrich your studies and prepare for a career in American Indian & Indigenous Peoples Law by earning a certificate and contributing to the American Indian Law Review. 

American Indian Law Certificate

Enrich your knowledge of American Indian Law through coursework including indigenous peoples’ culture, tribal courts, federal water law, and more. Gain hands-on experience in an externship, and work with OU Law’s American Indian Law Review.

American Indian Law Review

Contribute to the American Indian Law Review and take part in one of the nation’s largest symposia on Native American Law. Learn more about the important research and study of legal issues related to Native Americans and indigenous people around the world.


Foundational Courses Areas-Specific Menu Courses Electives, Experiential Learning, & Seminars Complementary Courses
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Federal Courts


  • American Indian Estates
  • American Indian Estates Clinic
  • American Indian Law Seminar
  • Comparative Indigenous Peoples Law Seminar
  • Indian Gaming Law Seminar
  • Legal Research: Federal Indian Law
  • Native American Natural Resources
  • Peacemaking: Native American Traditional Justice Practices
  • Tribal Courts Seminar
  • Externships, if related
  • Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law Foundations
  • Oil & Gas
  • Water Law





Explore Indigenous Peoples Law without a J.D. Our LL.M. suits practicing lawyers, while the M.L.S. is for non-lawyers seeking legal expertise. Specialize in Indigenous Peoples Law in either program.
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