Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy JD Certificate

The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program’s JD Certificate prepares students to address the unique challenges facing Indigenous communities and to protect and promote Indigenous peoples’ human rights.

For JD students that preparation includes specialized training in federal Indian law, tribal law and policy, and Indigenous peoples’ human rights taught by IPLP’s renowned faculty. Students also receive practical experience through clinics, externships, and advocacy work with Indigenous communities. The IPLP JD Certificate provides the legal foundation necessary to effectively advocate on behalf of Indigenous peoples, improve the administration of justice within Indigenous communities, and engage in Native nation building efforts.

IPLP JD Certificate Requirements

To view the requirements to obtain the IPLP JD Certificate download the certificate requirements below:



IPLP graduates are developing new legal strategies to advance the rights of Indigenous communities around the world and are conducting pioneering research in the field of Indigenous rights. They hold important policy-making positions in governments, the UN, and other international organizations. Join the growing movement of legal advocates, scholars, and policy-makers promoting the rights of Indigenous communities across the world.