Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
What makes the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the University of Arizona Law unique is our approach to legal education in the fields of federal Indian law, tribal law and policy, and indigenous peoples human rights. Students are trained in the classroom and in real-world settings by faculty who are leaders both in their academic fields and as practitioners in tribal, national, and international forums.
For nearly three decades, Arizona Law has been a leader in the field of American Indian and indigenous peoples law, policy, and human rights. Arizona Law is the only law school in the world offering all three graduate degrees in the field (JD, LLM, and SJD), a Master of Legal Studies (MLS), and a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) with a concentration in indigenous peoples’ law and policy. Throughout the academic year IPLP offers robust course offerings and significant scholarship funding for qualified students.
IPLP Provides Testimony to the IACHR
As the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) gathered for hearings, Professor Howard and IPLP SJD candidate Michelle Cook were on hand to provide testimony.Read more
University of Arizona Law Leads Nation
For the second consecutive year, University of Arizona Law leads the nation's top-ranked law schools in enrollment of Native American students. “No other law school comes close.”Read more
Indigenous Governance Program
The Indigenous Governance Program provides professional development and graduate education for individuals interested in indigenous governance.Read more