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Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy

Arizona Law has long been renowned for its expertise in Indigenous peoples law. Over the last decade, our Indigenous Peoples Lw & Policy program has built upon that foundation, making us the only school offering all three law degrees (JD, LLM, and SJD) with a concentration in Indigenous peoples law. Together, these programs provide the world's most advanced training in the field. The program's reputation and the work of IPLP faculty, staff, alumni, and students reach around the globe and make a difference for indigenous peoples and their communities.

Across the U.S. and around the world, IPLP alumni work for Indigenous groups as prosecutors, public defenders, legal advisors, and judges. They work for major non-profit agencies such as the Native American Rights Fund and the Carter Center; they work for federal and regional governments in jobs as diverse as policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs and Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Lab, and they are also leading attorneys in private practice. More than a dozen IPLP alumni can also be found in academia, working as law professors, teaching legal clinics, and directing academic outreach programs.