Cultivating Professional Identity and Resilience Through the Study of Federal Indian Law
23 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2019
Date Written: August 1, 2018
For purposes of this Essay, I consider how the doctrinal courses might contribute to the various professional formation learning outcomes. Specifically, I examine how one doctrinal course, Federal Indian Law, might serve as a representative model for ways of incorporating purposeful learning outcomes to foster the professional identity formation of law students. In Part II of this Essay, I argue that the study of Federal Indian Law presents an important opportunity to teach the principles of personal and professional resilience to law students.
Keywords: American Indian Law, Federal Indian Law, Native American Law, Tribes, Professional Identity Formation, Resilience, Legal Education, Mental Health
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