Arlington, VA (Oct 11, 2021) – The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School today announced its new Tribal Law & Economics Program (TLEP). The TLEP is designed to serve indigenous communities within the United States by applying economic analysis to the legal institutions governing tribal lands and hosting educational programming. The program is led by Adam Crepelle, an Assistant Professor at Scalia Law School and an enrolled citizen of the United Houma Nation. He also serves as an associate justice on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Court of Appeals.
The inaugural program, Introduction to Law & Economics for Tribal Judges, will be held from Sunday, October 31 to Thursday, November 4 at Scalia Law School. In addition, the LEC’s long-running programs, such as the Economics Institute for Judges, have been opened to tribal representatives.
As part of TLEP, Scalia Law School has added courses to the student curriculum. This semester a three-credit federal Indian Law course is offered, and a tribal sovereignty clinic will be added in Spring 2022. These courses provide students with a valuable understanding of the third sovereign in the United States constitutional order.
To learn more about the program, please see introductory video here: https://vimeo.com/629093418
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