UA NativeNet is designed to provide information and education for attorneys who work with tribal governments and in the field of Indian law. Three types of resources will be of particular interest to attorneys - our Topic Overviews, our Guidebook series and our Courses.
The Overviews provide quick, basic summaries of discrete topics and include references for further research. They are a good way for an attorney unfamiliar with a particular issue to quickly grasp the basic concepts and terms, and then proceed to conduct more in depth research.
The NativeNet Guidebooks are designed as practical resources for tribal leaders, rather than attorneys, but they provide background on policy issues that can inform legal research analysis.
The courses offered by NativeNet are appropriate for the expert in Indian law as well as the novice, and cover not only Indian law but also international human rights law and other topics not routinely taught in CLE classes. NativeNet courses make use of modern educational technology to deliver continuing education and professional development courses in an interactive, engaging format. The courses are taught by leading scholars and authorities in the field, including the faculty of the University of Arizona Native Nations Institute and Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program.
The classes are expressed in terms of both 50-minute and 60-minute units. Each attorney should work with his or her state bar association to determine if the classes qualify for CLE credit. All courses provide a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the class.