Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW9032
    Sched. No.: 115210425

Rights Of Indigenous Peoples*
Section 1B
Sachse, Harry R.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):F, 1600-1810 (WB127)
S, 0900-1110 (WB127)

Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/29/2015 06:15:08 AM**
Current Enrollment:5 **This information is current as of 05/29/2015 06:15:08 AM**

Course Description:

NOTE: This B weekend course meets on January 24; February 6, 7, 20, 21; March 6, 7, 27, 28; April 10, 11, and 17.

This seminar focuses on the rights of indigenous peoples from the viewpoint of comparative and international law. We will look into the origins of the laws affecting native peoples, how they came about, how they have changed over the years, and how differently these issues have been handled in various parts of the world. We will then look into the efforts to create an international law on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Students can choose paper topics from a list provided by the professor or can choose their own with the professor’s approval. Some of the class sessions will be based on the topics students choose. Each student will do a one hour presentation of his or her paper and lead the discussion on it.

You will also be supplied a list of books, and a few films, designed to give you further insight into the situations of indigenous peoples. You can select one book (or a film) from the list or, with the professor’s approval, of your own choice. You can then lead the discussions in class on it when we are dealing with a related subject.

There will be no written examination. Grades will be based 80% on the papers you turn in, and 20% on class participation.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Papers and class participation. NOTE: Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than February 20, 2015 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.