Sustainable International Development LLM

Indigenous Rights Law Concentration

Sustainable International Development LLM and MJ degrees

Drawing upon the strength of the University of Washington School of Law's Native American Law Center, the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development (SID) offers concentration tracks in Indigenous Rights Law in both its master of laws (LLM) and master of jurisprudence (MJ) programs. This allows students with a particular interest in Indigenous rights and Native (first peoples) issues to avail themselves of the rich curricular offerings in Indian law available at the law school as part of their SID degree.

The Sustainable International Development (SID) Graduate Program is the first U.S. law graduate program to focus on international development law. Through a hands on approach, the program provides lawyers with the tools to promote social change and promote a sustainable future for people and the planet. The program has a robust course curriculum focusing on four key areas:

  • Rights of indigenous peoples and communities
  • Indigenous economic development
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Environmental and natural resource protection

Core Courses

  • American Indian Law
  • Indigenous Economic Development & the Law
  • Indigenous Governance Law
  • Law & Development: History & Theories
  • Leadership in Sustainability

Sample Electives

  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Water Law
  • Women, Poverty & Natural Resources

Experiential Opportunities

  • Externship/field placement opportunities
  • Development Innovations Lab
  • Global Development Policy Workshop
  • International Human Rights Clinic