UCLA Law’s Native Nations Law & Policy Center is a national resource for the support of Native Nations. The Center successfully works to enhance Indian nations’ laws and governmental institutions while advancing cultural resource protections.
The Center harnesses UCLA Law’s formidable academic resources and knowledge of tribal leaders to address important public policy issues. Its Research and Publications Division influences public debate through conferences, media and academic publications and the creation of curricula tailored for tribal colleges.
Our clinical programs offer invaluable applied training opportunities for students. We teach a Tribal Legal Development Clinic that provides legal assistance to Indian nations, and the Tribal Appellate Court Clinic provides clerks to tribal courts including the Courts of Appeal of the Hualapai and Hopi Tribes. A joint J.D./Master of Arts degree in American Indian Studies offers an integrated program of study that produces law graduates with a rich understanding of tribal cultures.