University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

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University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby RubyCopper » Sat May 04, 2013 3:55 pm

Hello Everyone-

So I am trying to decide which law school to attend - either University of Colorado at Boulder or University of Arizona in Tucson. I've been accepted to both, and received scholarships at each of them, so tuition at each school will end up being roughly the same. Their rankings aren't too different, and I guess I am just wondering which one will better prepare me to be a tribal lawyer and provide the best opportunities for work each year and after school.

Thoughts anyone? I'm torn!!

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nickb285
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Re: University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby nickb285 » Sat May 04, 2013 4:24 pm

The biggest thing is where you want to work. You'll be able to take tribal law at both schools, but neither will reach into other states very well. If you want to work in Arizona, go to U of A. If you want to work in Colorado, go to CU.

That said, if you have absolutely no preference between AZ and CO, I would take U of A. There are way more tribal organizations there, so you'll have more opportunities. Just remember that you may change your mind regarding what you want to do, and you don't want to make a decision based entirely on specialty programs.

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Re: University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby dr123 » Sat May 04, 2013 4:37 pm

NARF has an office in Boulder. Probably something to factor into your decision.

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Re: University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby TripTrip » Sat May 04, 2013 4:57 pm

RubyCopper wrote:I've been accepted to both, and received scholarships at each of them, so tuition at each school will end up being roughly the same.

We're talking about full tuition scholarships, right?

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Re: University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby cahwc12 » Sun May 05, 2013 10:19 am

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IrwinM.Fletcher
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Re: University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Sun May 05, 2013 10:21 am

What tribe are you a member of?

If it's located in either AZ or CO, you know what to do. If it's located in both, probably a wash. If you're not a member, good luck.

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Re: University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby RubyCopper » Mon May 06, 2013 2:03 pm

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Re: University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon May 06, 2013 2:22 pm

I don't know about Arizona, but you can't go wrong at CU.

http://www.colorado.edu/law/academics/p ... /indianlaw

We even had Indian law on our civil procedure exam. Also CU for location.

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Re: University of Arizona or University of Colorado - Tribal Law

Postby BeautifulSW » Mon May 06, 2013 3:25 pm

Just a thought...did the OP apply to U. New Mexico? The school might be less expensive and there is a LOT of Tribal Law being practiced here. One COULD, I suppose, do a J.D. at UNM then an LL.M. in Tribal Law at AU but I have never seen any posting for a Tribal Law position that required any education beyond possession of a standard J.D.

EDIT: Interesting specialty, too, by the way, and one with a pretty bright future here in the Southwest.




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