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Community Comments:

"As a tribal leader, judge and educator, I have observed and participated in the field of Indian law for more than 35 years. Educating those who are or will be involved in the operation and management of tribal government is essential for our continued growth and prosperity. Tribal leaders must study, at the graduate level, the duties and responsibilities of Indian government and the basics of Indian law, all of which are covered in this excellent program.”

Judge Patrick E. Moore of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation


Anyone with a Bachelor's degree and an interest in Indian Law should consider this program. It is a one-of-a-kind program in the best Indian Law school in the country. Excellent curriculum, excellent faculty, excellent support and administration. I highly recommend.”

Fred E. Knowles, Jr.
MJIL student - Muscogee (Creek) Nation


“I am a current student in the Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law program – And so far, I have to say it’s been valuable. This program is the first of its kind, and I am proud to say I will be one of the first to have earned a master’s degree specifically in Indian Law. If you are considering this program, I would certainly advise you to apply!”

Bennie “Jayare” Francisco, Jr.
MJIL student - Navajo Nation


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.