ASU Law is supporting tribal-driven initiatives by developing advanced degrees focused on Indian gaming and tribal-self governance for professionals who desire an advanced, concentrated curriculum in these areas. These degree programs build on ASU’s world-class Indian Legal Program and experienced faculty to offer degrees with the first of their kind emphasis and the real-world experience that employers value.
Law school to offer an MLS focused on Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance
Total credit hours to complete the MLS degree
Years of faculty experience in Indian Country
The Indian gaming and tribal self-governance emphasis programs will equip professionals with a background in federal Indian law and comprehensive courses designed to help graduates seamlessly integrate into the job of their choice. Graduates may serve as senior or mid-level executives for tribes or tribal entities, tribal elected officials responsible for overseeing these aspects of their tribal operations, and other professionals with careers such as congressional staff and federal, state and local employees.
Master of Legal Studies (MLS)
This 30-credit program is designed for professionals and can be focused in three areas: Indian Gaming, Tribal Self-Governance or Federal Indian Law. Each area allows for customization, and students may attend full or part-time, online or in-person in Washington, D.C. or Phoenix, Arizona.
This 24-credit program is designed for lawyers and law school graduates and can be focused in three areas: Indian Gaming, Tribal Self-Governance or Tribal Policy, Law and Government. Each area allows for customization, and students attend in-person in Washington, D.C. or Phoenix, Arizona.
Externships Externships are electives that allow you to combine concepts learned in the classroom with real-world employment experiences. Examples of externships include working for Tribes, tribal enterprises, inter-tribal organizations such as the National Indian Gaming Association, and federal agencies.
National conferences and lectures Each semester the ILP invites top scholars and attorneys to present contemporary legal issues in Indian country.
American Indian Law
Advanced Topics in Indian Law
Indian Gaming I and II
Tribal Self-Governance I and II
Economic Development in Indian Country
Contemporary Issues in Tribal Economic Development