Sequencing of Courses

Students who have been admitted to both programs and intend to pursue the joint degree program must complete the first twenty-nine (29) credits of required courses in the J.D. program. After the completion of these 29 hours, course enrollment in either program or both concurrently is permitted.

Law Courses that Count Toward the Master’s Degree

Students may apply a maximum of 12 hours of law electives toward their master’s degree from the following courses:
LAW    987    Sovereignty, Self-Determination, and the Indigenous Nations (3) (ISP 883)
LAW    914    Federal Indian Law (3) (ISP 824)
LAW    879    Comparative Law (3) (ISP 876)
LAW    975    Public Lands and Natural Resources (3) (ISP 877)
LAW    967    Native American Natural Resources (3) (ISP 882)
LAW    974    Public International Law (3)
LAW    ___    Special Topics in American Indian Law (3) (courses taught on occasion such as Indian Gaming)
LAW    998    Tribal Judicial Support Clinic (2 or 3)

Master’s Courses That Count Toward J.D.

Students may apply nine (9) credit hours of master’s work toward their J.D. degree from the following courses:
ANTH    562     Mexamerica (LAA 302 / LAA 602)
ANTH    603     Shamanism Past and Present
ANTH    775     Seminar Cultural Anthropology: Indigenous Development Latin America (LAA 602)
GEOG    570    Geography of American Indians
GEOG    571    Topics: Indigenous Cartographies
HIST    890      Collqm American Hist 1492-1800
ISP    601/801  Indigenous Peoples of the World
ISP    614         Decolonizing Narratives
ISP    800         Indigenous Issues in the United States
ISP    804         Smnr: Issues in the study of Native American Religious Traditions (REL 775 / AMS 998)
POLS    684      Internatl Law:State&Individual (GIST 750 / GIST 501)


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Sunday, September 22 | 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Marvin Grove, backyard of the Spencer Museum of Art
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"Think Indigenous: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement"
Lecture by Langston Hughes Professor of ISP candidate, Dr. Kent Blansett
Tuesday, September 24 | 1:30 p.m.
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"Sovereignty of the Soul: Centering the Voices of Native Women" Lecture by Sarah Deer
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Thursday, October 10 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Indigenous Animated Short Films Screening
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K-State Indigenous Peoples Day Conference: "Asserting Sovereignty: Innovations and Battlegrounds"
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Keynote speakers: KU's Sarah Deer, Muscogee (Creek) is a highly respected legal scholar who is committed to ending violence against women, and was recently inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Susan Faircloth (Coharie) recently named as the Director of Colorado State’s College of Education, is one of the most respected Indigenous education scholars in her field and has engaged in extensive research and service to Indian education. Meredith McCoy (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa descent) is rising star in Indian education, and has studied the history of Indian education policy extensively on topics such as finance, law and curriculum.  

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