Tribal Law & Economics Program


Under the umbrella of the successful 45 year-old Law & Economics Center, the newly launched Tribal Law & Economics Program will address 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 (TLEP) will offer law and economics education to provide tribal leaders, judges, and academics with effective tools to aid them in their efforts toward self-governance, commission rigorous research to provide data needed in support of those efforts, and create a clinic staffed by law students and guided by law faculty to offer legal assistance to the tribes.

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