J.D./M.A. Program

A concurrent J.D. and M.A. in American Indian Studies began in the fall of 1997.

The objective of this concurrent program is to attract exceptional students into American Indian Law and American Indian Studies. This is the first program of its kind in the U.S. and Canada.

The concurrent degree will be granted upon the completion of a minimum of 106 units in Law and American Indian Studies. Graduates will be qualified to provide legal representation to:

  • Indian tribes 
  • tribal organizations
  • Indian individuals in cases involving civil rights, land and water litigation, fishing and hunting rights, religious and cultural protections and taxation on Indian lands

The joint degree is designed to be completed in four years. Read the Concurrent JD/MA Program Guidelines for more information.