Scalia Spotlights

New Tribal Law Initiatives at Scalia Law

Professor Adam Crepelle

Scalia Law and the Law & Economics Center at Scalia Law announced new initiatives in tribal law, Monday, October 11, 2021. The school has added a three-credit federal Indian Law course to its curriculum, and that class will be supplemented with a tribal sovereignty clinic in Spring 2022. These courses provide students with a valuable understanding of the third sovereign in the United States constitutional order.

Additionally, the Law & Economics Center launched the Tribal Law & Economics Program. This program 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.

These new initiatives are led by by Adam Crepelle. Adam is 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. To learn more, please see Professor Crepelle’s introductory video.