Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

What makes the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the University of Arizona Law (Arizona Law) unique is our approach to legal education in the field 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

Participants at an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) panel. Image credit: IACHR.

As the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) gathers for hearings this week, Professor Howard and SJD candidate Michelle Cook will be on hand to provide testimony.

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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.”

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Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

students attending a January in Tucson class

Beginning in the spring 2020 semester, students can pursue a MPS in indigenous governance through an expanded hybrid model that offers classes both in person and online.

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Key Contact

Justin Boro
Assistant Director, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
Office Number: RH 305
Office Phone: (520) 626-9224

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