Online Master of Legal Studies - Indian Gaming Emphasis
The Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in Indian gaming 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.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
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 Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in Indian gaming 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.
Does my Master of Legal Studies degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Legal Studies. Your emphasis in Indian gaming will not appear on your diploma or transcripts.
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.
US Law and Legal Analysis
Fundamentals of Contract Law
US Constitutional Law
Administrative Agencies and Regulations
What can I do with an Indian gaming degree emphasis?
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.
Requirements for the MLS with an emphasis in Indian gaming
Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies program must fulfill the requirements of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
U.S.-educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation. Find more information about the FastApp process here.
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