American Indian Law and Sovereignty Center


Oklahoma City University School of Law consistently ranks in the top three law schools in the country for American Indian and Alaska Native enrollment.  Oklahoma City has the 4th highest Native American population of any city in the United States.  Home to 38 federally recognized tribes, Oklahoma is in the heart of Indian Country.

We offer a curriculum and programming to prepare future lawyers for the practice of law in tribal communities.  From doctrinal courses to clinics and externships, our Indian law program is designed to make you a well-rounded practitioner, ready to tackle the complex legal challenges in Indian Country.

Through our American Indian Law & Sovereignty Center, law students, faculty and staff at Oklahoma City University School of Law provide needed services in tribal communities, including legal services, through our clinics and externships and training to lawyers and judges on Indian law topics.

“Our commitment to working in tribal communities ensures that our law students gain experience applying what is taught in the classroom to benefit the Indian legal landscape.”

Professor Casey Ross

  • Director, American Indian Law & Sovereignty Center