The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is currently the only school in the country offering Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridicial Science degrees with a concentration in Indigenous Peoples law.
And in October, the school’s Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy (IPLP) Program will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a conference October 8 to 9 dedicated to emerging issues in the field as well as the impact of alumni on a global scale.
According to the press release announcing the event, IPLP students come from more than 20 states, 15 countries and 49 indigenous groups.
“While statistics show that less than 10 percent of most law graduates work in the public sector, with approximately 74 percent of American lawyers entering private practice, approximately 40 percent of IPLP alumni enter public service, with only 20 percent working in private practice,” says the release.
The conference will be held at the College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway, in Tucson, Arizona and will feature roundtable discussions about the relationship between law schools and law practitioners, and different types of legal careers in indigenous law. RSVP for the conference on the IPLP website.