Mitchell Hamline will help you in your Indian law practice.
You will be ahead of the curve.”
–Lenor A. Scheffler ’88 (Lower Sioux)
Former Mitchell Hamline Trustee
Specialize in Native American Law
Mitchell Hamline’s Native American Law and Sovereignty Institute emphasizes practical legal education. We will work with you to create a course of study tailored to your specific interests and career goals. You can choose from any of Mitchell Hamline’s enrollment options—study full time, part time, on campus, or partly online. Native Justice Scholarships guarantee that recipients will pay no more than $40,000 for their J.D. (excluding summer and J-Term courses). Pro-rated scholarship amounts are available for summer and J-Term.
Individual guidance to fit your goals
Our program is unique because our professors provide students with a high degree of individual attention. Faculty guide students through a specialized track featuring introductory courses such as Federal Indian Law and Introduction to Tribal Law. Advanced courses cover topics including Indian child welfare, Indian gaming, treaty rights, and cultural resources. Students can compete in national moot court competitions, and participate in clinics that offer real-world contributions to society and the law.
Learn from Indian law scholars and practitioners
Students learn from professors who have spent their careers working with Indian tribes and indigenous people. Our Indian law professors have worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, nonprofit corporations providing technical assistance to tribes, large law firms with Indian law practices, boutique firms focusing solely on Indian law, and Indian tribes themselves. They are scholars and practitioners with real-world experience.
- Announcing the 2020-2021 American Indian Law Review National Writing CompetitionPosted October 23
- Indian Law Program renamed Native American Law and Sovereignty InstitutePosted October 12
- Register now: Native Women’s Law School Experiences on Nov. 10 with Professor EagleWoman as PanelistPosted October 8
- Join Us: Native American Law Information Sessions on Oct. 1 and Oct. 20Posted September 30
- “Rethinking The Wind River Reservation,” NPR, Sept. 3, 2020Posted September 24
- “Breaking the Ice: Professor’s brief cited in tribal sovereignty case,” Minnesota Lawyer, Sept. 24, 2020Posted September 24
- Mitchell Hamline professor’s brief cited in historic Supreme Court rulingPosted July 14