Guardians of Tribal Tradition: Litigation in the Navajo Nation

Litigation, The Journal of ABA Section of Litigation, Vol. 43, No. 3, Spring 2017

3 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2017

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Paul Spruhan

Navajo Nation Department of Justice; Independent

Date Written: July 6, 2017

Abstract

This article was written for Litigation, the Journal of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. It is intended as a primer for practitioners who have not practiced in tribal nation courts on what to expect and what is expected of them, with particular emphasis on the courts of the Navajo Nation. It also discusses the unique jurisprudence of tribal courts, which incorporates traditional and customary law, as well as procedure and substantive law adapted from outside jurisdictions.

Keywords: American Indian Law, Native American Law, Tribal Courts, Tribal Law, Navajo Nation

Suggested Citation

Spruhan, Paul, Guardians of Tribal Tradition: Litigation in the Navajo Nation (July 6, 2017). Litigation, The Journal of ABA Section of Litigation, Vol. 43, No. 3, Spring 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2998344

Paul Spruhan (Contact Author)

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Window Rock, AZ 86515
United States

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