American Indian Tribal Law (20655). 2 units. The course will study the internal law and legal institutions of American Indian tribes, including tribal constitutions, statutes and ordinances, customary law, and tribal common law. Among the issues to be examined are intertribal common law, the interaction between tribal and non-tribal sources of law, judicial independence, political questions, citizenship, civil rights and liberties, and family law. The course will consider whether there should be an American Indian Supreme Court, and if so, how it should be designed and what legal, political and other obstacles it might face. Paper required. E.R. Fidell.