Tribal Law & Economics Program


Under the umbrella of the successful 48 year-old Law & Economics Center, the newly launched Tribal Law & Economics Program (TLEP) addresses the challenges tribes face from inefficient, federally-imposed rules that create barriers to tribal self-governance. Although a dominant field in major law schools, law and economics has largely ignored Indian Law although it offers an analytical framework that sheds light on many of the problems Indian nations face and may aid in providing solutions. The Tribal Law & Economics Program offers law and economics education which provides tribal leaders, judges, and academics with effective tools that aid them in their efforts toward self-governance, commissions rigorous research that produces data needed in support of those efforts, and creates a clinic staffed by law students and guided by law faculty offering legal assistance to the tribes.

For general questions, contact:
Adam CrepelleAssistant Professor of Law and Director, Tribal Law & Economics Program | 703.993.8330