Online Master of Legal Studies Indian Gaming

This Master of Legal Studies program provides in-depth knowledge of the nuances of Indian gaming and law. You’ll learn how to navigate the variety of real-world legal situations faced in the industry, and prepare for roles in casinos themselves, and government and tribal leadership positions.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is Indian gaming and law?

Indian gaming is estimated to generate more than $30 billion in gross gaming revenues annually. Indian gaming, and the legal act that regulates it, includes card games, machines such as slots, and gambling that often takes place in casinos. This industry has a substantial positive impact on the provision of governmental services to tribal and non-tribal communities. Indian gaming revenues support education, health care, housing, law enforcement, social services and a multitude of other services and infrastructure for tribal and surrounding communities.

Indian gaming is a highly regulated and specialized field in which tribes, gaming enterprises, federal entities, states and local governments have a demand for legal professionals to help them excel. The industry is evolving, with tribes increasingly managing gaming facilities of other tribes, and there’s been an influx of technological advancements in Indian gaming.

This casino management degree online program teaches you how to navigate the Indian gaming industry’s challenges through an understanding of its intricacies and the associated legal, regulatory and policy factors involved. The lands are sovereign, and each reservation its own state. So, you must understand how the laws govern these areas and be able to navigate the legal hurdles.

How will this degree introduce me to Indian gaming law and casino management?

 

The Indian gaming emphasis of the Master of Legal Studies equips professionals with essential background in federal Indian law, Indian gaming law and comprehensive courses designed to secure employment relating to Indian gaming.

It is the only law program in the country that provides a graduate-level, in-depth curriculum covering all aspects of Indian gaming, including:

  • Evolving trends in Indian gaming.
  • Intergovernmental-agreements.
  • The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).
  • The legal history of Indian gaming.
  • The role of tribal and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Tribal-state compacts.

The program provides externship opportunities with prominent tribes, federal entities and gaming management entities in the Indian gaming industry.

What can I do with indian gaming skills?

 

The Indian gaming industry is trending toward hiring executives who have multifaceted skills in federal Indian law plus other areas such as business and human resources. So, this Master of Legal Studies with a focus on Indian gaming is an ideal degree for those aspiring to work at the highest levels of Indian gaming but do not wish to be a lawyer.

  • Indian gaming graduates can find work with:
  • Federal entities such as the Department of the Interior.
  • Gaming enterprises.
  • Inter-tribal organizations.
  • Non-tribal entities that do business with tribes.
  • States and municipalities that interact with tribes on regulatory and governance issues.
  • The National Indian Gaming Commission.
  • Tribes.

Graduates may serve as:

  • Congressional staff.
  • Federal, state and local employees.
  • Senior or mid-level executives.
  • Tribal officials responsible for overseeing their tribal gaming operations.

Indian gaming and law courses

The program features a number of law courses that will prepare you for navigating all the intricacies of Indian casino law and gaming.


Required

US Law and Legal Analysis


Foundational

Fundamentals of Contract Law


Foundational

Criminal Procedure


Foundational

Criminal Law


Fondational

Tort Law


Foundational

US Constitutional Law


Foundational

Property Law


Foundational

Administrative Agencies and Regulations


What can I do with an Indian gaming degree?

Indian gaming generates career opportunities at casino facilities, in governmental departments and in other tribal businesses as well as federal, state and local governments and businesses.

Casino assistant general manager

Casino general manager

Congressional staff

Executive director, tribal gaming regulator

Federal management/commission positions

State gaming commissioner/regulator

Tribal administrator

Tribal chief of staff

Tribal chief operating officer

Learn from Indian gaming and casino management professionals

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Learn from Indian gaming and casino management professionals

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Requirements for the Indian gaming and law degree

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law offers the master's degree program for students who do not wish to practice law but believe that education in the law would be beneficial to their advancement in their careers or in other fields.

Admission to the program is competitive.

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