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LL.M in Indigenous Peoples Law

Online – Available Anywhere

The Online LL.M in Indigenous Peoples Law is designed for lawyers seeking more knowledge in the field of Federal Indian Law. The program exposes lawyers to advanced legal education focused on natural resources, criminal jurisdiction, gaming law and the Indian Child Welfare act. The program is offered fully online and can be completed in 15 months.


Benefits of the program include:

Indigenous Peoples Expertise

The Online LL.M. in Indigenous Peoples Law has been designed specifically for practicing attorneys by the Native American Law Faculty at OU. This program offers the opportunity to acquire broad knowledge of Indigenous Peoples Law to help clients better navigate the complexities of Federal Indian Law.

Flexible delivery on your time

All courses in this program are delivered in an interactive, online format. This means that you can study when and where you want.

Incredible Student Experience

The OU College of Law is focused on providing each student a world-class experience to further their personal and professional life. The class size is small by design to ensure each student gets personal attention. Plus, the cohort- based model ensures you build strong connections with your classmates and learn from their experiences.

International Experts on the Faculty

Each faculty member was carefully selected based on their experience and expertise in Native American law. This group will challenge you, collaborate with you and provoke you to think deeply about how law impacts Indigenous Peoples.

The Ability to Teach

Graduating with a LL.M degree from OU allows you to teach in law schools around the country.

Program Financing

The Online LL.M in Indigenous Peoples Law is designed for practicing attorneys whose careers would benefit from an understanding of the complex rules of Federal Indian law. The program is 25 credit hours and can be completed in 15 months of online study.

The Online LL.M in Indigenous Peoples Law is an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses, including scholarships and financial aid. To learn more, please fill out the form at the top of the page to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

Applying to the Program

The Online LL.M. in Indigenous Peoples Law is a selective program aimed to educate the those serving Indigenous People. The program has two starts per year, August and January, and we evaluate applications on a rolling admissions basis.

Students who wish to apply to the program are asked to:

All applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed application and application fee of $50.
  • An official transcript from the institution in which they received their first law degree. In addition, applicants must submit transcripts from each post-secondary institution which they attended.
  • A Personal Statement, which should describe any factor(s) which would be relevant to the Admissions Committee in considering the application. This may include any experience in the area of intended specialization or any past experiences that could have positively or negatively impacted past academic or career performance. Personal statements should also discuss why the LL.M. would be beneficial to the applicant. Please limit the Personal Statement to 500 words or less.
  • A current resume

Other Notes:

  • The program does not require the LSAT exam; however, students must be proficient in the English language. If English is not an applicant’s primary language,please refer to the following website to review English proficiency requirements:
  • Once accepted, to reserve a spot in the upcoming class, students are required to submit a deposit of $400

All of this information will be considered as part of your application. Students do not need to submit any test scores, although foreign applicants may be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate proficiency in English sufficient to successfully complete the program. International applicants must also submit a copy of their passport and a copy of their US visa (if already living the United States). In addition, financial documentation to verify financial resources is also required.