J. Reuben Clark Law Society
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Indian Law

Indian Law Chair:
Christopher B. Chaney
FBI Office of the General Counsel
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Module C-3
Clarksburg, WV 26306
Phone: (304)625-3510
Fax: (304)625-3944


When the United States Constitution was adopted containing language in Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 that acknowledged the sovereign status of Indian tribes, it set the stage for the development of the field of federal Indian law.  Since that time, numerous treaties, statutes, regulations, executive orders, and US Supreme Court decisions have dealt with federal recognition of tribes, tribal lands, Indian status, jurisdiction, religious rights, and tribal government authority.  The JRCLS Indian Law Section is dedicated to understanding, scholarship, and education about legal issues pertinent to this exciting and evolving field of law.


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