This class will provide students a review of federal statutes, regulations, and case law pertaining to Indian gaming. Students will examine the legal framework of Indian gaming, including the history and development of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the determination of Indian lands eligible for gaming, and the state-tribal compacting process. Special emphasis will be placed on recent US Supreme Court decisions and other contemporary developments in federal Indian law as it relates to gaming. The class will also discuss the effects of Indian gaming on politics and policy as it relates to Indian tribes. Possible field trip (voluntary) to local tribally owned gaming facility.
Indian Gaming is being taught by Melissa Schlichting, Assistant Attorney General, Montana Department of Justice.