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.


Class of '18: IPLP Human Rights Advocate Benjie Parsalaw

“Unlike any other place, Arizona Law offered a setting that gave me a sense of assurance that I was bound to succeed in my academic and professional endeavors,” says Parsalaw.

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Class of '18: Hammersley Enriches Arizona Law’s Public Service Legacy

“Law, at its core, is about public service, and anyone considering pursuing a legal career, particularly here at Arizona Law, should not underestimate the positive impact that they can have even just as a law student,” says Hammersley.

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IPLP Leader Robert Williams Earns Highest Faculty Distinction

The board cited Williams’s influence and reputation in Indian Law and the indigenous student community he has helped build at Arizona Law, which has the largest number of Native American students of any law school in the country.

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Key Contacts

Robert A. Williams, Jr.
E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law; Faculty Co-Chair, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
Email: lumbee@email.arizona.edu (link sends e-mail) 
Office Number: RH 308
Office Phone: (520) 621-5622

Justin Boro
Assistant Director, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
Email: justinboro1986@email.arizona.edu (link sends e-mail)    
Office Number: RH 305
Office Phone: (520) 626-9224

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