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SERIES: Tribal Legal Studies
The Tribal Legal Studies series began as a collaborative initiative with the UCLA Native Nations Law and Policy Center and four tribal colleges. It is designed to promote education and community empowerment through the development of resources for and about tribal justice systems. American Indian tribal court systems deal with a wide range of difficult criminal and civil justice problems on a daily basis. Culturally-based legal training is one of Indian country's most pressing needs, as tribes assume responsibility for a growing number of government functions, such as child welfare and environmental control, and tribal courts continue to expand as the primary sources of law enforcement and dispute resolution for tribal communities. This book series is designed to develop legal and technical resources for tribal justice course offerings and materials, so that they reflect community thought, philosophy, traditions, and norms, and serve to strengthen tribal government and leadership. Books in the series will be designed for courses and individualized training, including: Introduction to Legal Studies, Criminal Law and Procedure, Violence Against Native Women, Legal Research and Writing, Trial Skills Development, Civil Law and Procedure, Family and Juvenile Justice Systems, Constitution and Code Development. They will be valuable resources for law professors, judges, advocates (prosecutor, defender, or civil advocates), paralegals, court administrators, court clerks, probation officers, social service personnel, law enforcement personnel, and other positions related to the administration of justice in Indian country, and students planning further careers in law and anthropology.

Editor(s): Jerry Gardner (Tribal Law & Policy Institute)
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