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Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies (Hardcover)
In clear and straightforward language, Justin B. Richland and Sarah Deer discuss the history and structure of tribal justice systems; the scope of criminal and civil jurisdictions; and the various means by which the integrity of tribal courts is maintained. This book is an indispensable resource for students, tribal leaders, and tribal communities interested in the complicated relationship between tribal, federal, and state law.
About the Author
Justin B. Richland is associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. He is also author of Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court. Sarah Deer is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She is a professor of law at the William Mitchell College of Law. She is a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation's Genius Grant.