For years, there has been an important need in Indian Country for a broad education in Indian Law for the non-lawyers who have to deal with it every day. If you work in tribal government, or with tribal governments, or in a tribal business, or do business with the tribes, you have to work with the vagaries and quirks of Indian Law and with the lawyers who practice in the field. But until now, there has been no way to get a formal education in the field unless you've left Indian Country for three years to go to a law school with an Indian law certificate. While that's a great thing to do (and at TU, we're pleased to offer just such a certificate program), not everyone wants or needs to get a JD degree and/or become a lawyer. But we know that many in Indian Country need to have the requisite knowledge to work in the field with those who do.
To fill this gap, The University of Tulsa has partnered with Concord Law School of Kaplan University, the nation's premier online law school, to produce a new online master’s degree program, focused on Indian Law, for those who need it the most.