24 credits, full or part time.

Seattle University School of Law offers the premier Indian and tribal law program in the Pacific Northwest. The LLM in Indian Law is designed to provide attorneys, judges, and law professors with both academic and practical training in the areas of federal Indian law, traditional forms of tribal governance, and policy within the federal, state, and tribal structures.

Degree Requirements

The LLM candidate must complete 24 credit hours, including four core courses, with the remaining courses chosen from a list of approved electives, which may include experiential learning courses (both clinical and externship) and an independent study. Students may pursue their course of study either full-time over a single year, or part-time over two years. Candidates work closely with the program director to design a program that fulfills not only the degree requirements, but also their professional goals.


Sample Courses (Please note that courses listed below may not be available or offered within a semester or an academic calendar year. The Academic Leadership reserves the right to schedule courses based upon demand and to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and responsive to the industry and emerging trends. You will have the opportunity to discuss your individual curriculum plan with your Program Director to ensure you achieve your academic goals and meet program requirements):

  • American Indian Tribal Law*
  • Administrative Law*
  • Contemporary Issues in Indian Law*
  • Contract Drafting
  • Cybersecurity and Data Breach
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Indian Law*
  • Indian Land Rights & Aboriginal Title
  • Managing Privacy Risks
  • Mediation Skills
  • Social Impact Advocacy
  • Tribal Administration and Governance*
  • Tribal Governmental Gaming Law*
  • Tribal Taxation*
  • Water Law

*These are considered core courses – minimum of 4 core courses required toward degree unless waived.

Contact Us

Graduate Law Programs
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-398-4173
Email: gradlaw@seattleu.edu