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A closer look at the University of Idaho's Native American Law Program

A brick wall with  University of Idaho in gold letters written on it with the date 1889 above it.
Richard Rodriguez
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Boise State Public Radio

Native American law is a complex and complicated section of law for any college legal student - with the intersection of state and federal agencies and tribal courts and nations.

The University of Idaho has created a College of Law Program with aNative American Law Emphasis, which students can only apply for after completing one full year of law school. The U of I says the program is “for indigenous people instead of simply about them.”

Director of theNative American Law Program, Dylan Hedden-Nicely, who is an associate professor at the College of Law, along with three students who graduated fromthe program, Cody Artis from the Navajo Nation and Jeannette Moody and Winter Hayes with the Nez Perce Tribe joined Idaho Matters to talk more.

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