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.
A Community to Support You
University of Arizona Law students benefit from the mentorship and support of their fellow classmates. The University of Arizona Native American Law Students Association creates a welcoming and supportive environment for students and is one of the largest chapters in the country. The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program also brings a global cohort of graduate students who are legal scholars and advocates from indigenous communities across the world.
Unparalleled Experiential Learning Opportunities
The IPLP Program provides students with unparalleled clinical opportunities. We offer three year-round faulty-led clinics focused on working with tribes and indigenous communities across the world. Students get the opportunity to work closely with tribal leaders, institutions, and courts to promote justice in Indian country and work on a wide range of indigenous human rights advocacy projects in the United Nations and other international human rights bodies.
Navajo Nation Fellowship Program
Arizona Law establishes the Navajo Law Fellowship Program which provides students additional financial aid, mentorship, Navajo law curriculum, externship opportunities.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