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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Indigenous Environmental Justice, Knowledge and Law

Deborah McGregor
Associate Professor
Osgoode Hall Law School and Environemental Studies, York University; Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice
Friday Feb. 2 4:00 PM Lindley Hall Room 317.Meet and greet at 3:30 pm in Lindley Hall, room 205. All are welcome to attend.

"Home and Away: Indigeneity and the Spaces of Critique" Lecture by Dr. Robert Warrior

Bold Aspirations Visitor and Distinguished Professor Lecture Series
Wednesday, January 24 | 5:30 p.m.
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
Free and open to the public

Indian Youth of Lawrence Pageant
Saturday, January 27 | 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
South Middle School Auditorium
2734 Louisiana St., Lawrence, KS
Free and open to the public
Support the contestants as they demonstrate their traditional and contemporary talents, and enjoy refreshments. Titles include Miss Indian Youth of Lawrence (Grades 9-12), Jr. Miss Indian Youth of Lawrence (Grades 5-8), Indian Youth of Lawrence Brave (Grades 9-12) and Jr. Indian Youth of Lawrence Brave (Grades 5-8). To apply or for more information, contact Landri James at landri.james@usd497.org. Application deadline is Monday, January 15.


Haskell Spring Welcome Back Powwow
Saturday, February 3 | Grand entry at 6 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University
Coffin Sports Complex, Lawrence, KS 66046
Free and open to the public

Open Forum: Careers in the Foreign Service
Tuesday, February 6 | 6:30 p.m.
Pine Room, Kansas Union
Kristin Stewart, Diplomat in Residence, will share information about internships and the Consular Fellows Program. Diverse candidates from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply! The U.S. Department of State offers career opportunities in foreign policy and diplomacy at over 265 Embassies and Consulates globally. The Consular Fellows program recruits Arabic, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish speakers. Foreign Service Careers are for all majors!

KU ISP Q&A with Elizabeth Glynn, CEO of Travois
Friday, February 16 | 10 a.m.
Conference Room, 6 Lippincott Hall
ISP students can learn more about Travois, a Kansas City-based consulting firm focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

KU Law's 22nd Annual Tribal Law & Government Conference: Tribal-State Collaborations: Advantages & Obstacles
Friday, March 9 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
KU School of Law, 1535 W. 15th Street, Lawrence, KS
Free and open to the public, but registration is required.
law.ku.edu/collaborations
5 hours CLE pending in KS & MO ($50 fee)

Frank Waln, Sicangu Lakota Hip-Hop Artist, in Concert
Friday, March 30 | 7:30 p.m.
Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr.
$25 adults | $14 students/youth
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KU Powwow & Indigenous Culture Festival
Saturday, March 31 | Begins at noon
Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr.
Free and open to the public
Presented by the KU First Nations Student Association in partnership with the Lied Center of Kansas, Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Office of Diversity and Equity and KU Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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