Colorado Law offers an American Indian Law Certificate demonstrating the completion of a concentrated course of study in the legal issues facing Native peoples and American Indian tribes. This Certificate is attractive to legal, tribal, and governmental employers, as well as employers seeking to do business with tribes and tribal members.
Certificate requirements include: (1) at least 92 credit hours (89 is required for the J.D.), and (2) at least 18 of the 92 credit hours in designated Indian law and related courses. Visit Rules of the Law School for complete details.
To register for the American Indian Law Certificate, please complete the following steps:
(1) Consult with the Director of the American Indian Law Program (Professor Carla Fredericks) about your planned selection of courses;
(2) Complete the registration form when registering for your second year of law school. Please indicate the classes you plan to take for the Certificate. You are not bound to the plan you submit, and there is no penalty (other than not receiving the Certificate) for failing to complete the program;
Note: We strongly encourage submitting this form when you register for your second year. It helps both you and us to plan for your successful completion of the program. However, you can still receive the Certificate if you submit this form late but complete the required coursework.
(3) By March 15 (or November 1) of your graduation semester, confirm that you will earn the Certificate by re-submitting the form with updated information.
Required courses after the first year (14 credits):
From the American Indian Law Curriculum
From the Environment and Natural Resources Law Curriculum
From the Government and Public Law Curriculum
From the Litigation, Negotiation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Curriculum
From the Business & Commercial Law Curriculum
From the International and Comparative Law Curriculum
From the Labor & Employment Curriculum
From the Property, Trusts and Estates & Land Use Curriculum
From the Family & Juvenile Justice Curriculum
From the Legal Theory, Jurisprudence, and Social Policy Curriculum
From the Research & Writing Curriculum
From the Intellectual Property, Technology, and Telecommunications Curriculum