CourseNative American Natural Resources - Law 643D
Instructor Leonardo Alvarado   View Faculty Page
Emailleonardo.alvarado@law.arizona.edu
Units 3 - Graded
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Overview
This course will examine several themes: conflicts over which government has sovereign control over which resources; the role that tribal governments play in natural resource allocation and management; questions relating to ownership of natural resources; changing federal policies relating to natural resources allocation; the role of federal courts, Congress and Executive branches in relation to the trust responsibilities to protect tribal lands and resources; environmental protection, including EPA policy in relation to Indian Reservations; and natural resources development and management.  Where pertinent, a comparative perspecive based on Federal Indian Law and International Law principles will also be provided in order to further explore issues of sovereignty, self-determination, land and natural resource rights.
 
Materials

The required text is Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases and Materials by Judith Royster and Michael C. Blumm.  As well as other materials that would be posted on Student Forums.

 
Course Format  
Written Assignments  
Type of Exam

take-home

 
Basis for grading

Participation and discussion - 10% and take-home exam - 90%.

 
Additional Comments
All students are required to attend class regularly, to do the reading before class, and to participate actively. This includes a degree of analytical development regarding issues raised by the reading and not merely a descriptive summary.
 
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