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M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law

The M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law is an online, 33-credit hour graduate degree that can be completed in 15 months. This program offers a strong foundation in Native American Law for non-lawyers who deal with contracts, negotiations or any other issues that demand knowledge of Native American policy, regulation or business practice.


Online delivery

15 months

to complete


credit hours

Recognized Leader in Native American Studies

Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States, making the OU's College of Law an ideal environment for the study of Native American law. OU Law is also home to the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy, which provides counsel to tribal governments and does legal research in this area.

Faculty with Extensive Indigenous Peoples Law Experience

Through the work and the expertise of its faculty, OU Law has long led the country in legal education related to Native American law. Students in the program are taught by OU Law faculty and adjunct faculty carefully selected for their expertise in American Indian, Native American and Indigenous Peoples law.

Access to Native American Legal Resources

OU Law provides access to the Native American Law Student Association, the American Indian Law Review, numerous conferences on Native American law and joint career fairs with OU Native American Studies.

Unique Student Experience

Students are organized into cohorts with whom they will take all of their classes throughout the program. This allows students to collaborate and share their points of view, providing a richer experience for all. Additionally, OU Law staff work closely with each student to promote a successful learning environment.

Flexible Delivery

Online classes allow working professionals to take this program from anywhere in the world. Plus, students can complete the program in just 15 months.

Sample Course Options

Examples of some of the courses in the program:

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