January in Tucson Brings Accelerated, Masters-Level Learning to James E. Rogers College of Law

Dec. 6, 2022
A view of a full classroom from the back row with Dr. Stephen Cornell gesturing near a projector screen at the front of the room

Udall Center Director Emeritus Stephen Cornell teaches a JIT course in 2018.

January in Tucson (JIT) is the flagship education event for the Native Nations Institute’s Indigenous Governance Program

In partnership with UArizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, this intensive three-week education session brings together distinguished faculty, Indigenous leaders, Tribal professionals, community members, policy experts, and community members interested in learning actionable ways to empower Native Nations to practice self-governance and engage in nation (re)building in an academic environment designed to encourage crucial dialog and the sharing of ideas.

All 18 masters-level courses are open to the public regardless of their level of previous education, with the option to earn a Continuing Education Certificate for those who complete six courses or more. 

JIT also provides graduate students the unique opportunity to earn as many as 12 university credits over the course of the three-week program and offers up to 12 CLE credits* per course to attorneys barred in the State of Arizona.

The registration deadline for the 2023 courses is coming up at the end of next week so, if you’re interested in signing up, now is the time to act! Note: Grad students must register through UAccess.

Please direct any questions to law-iplp@arizona.edu.

Learn more and register here.

A graphic showing the complete list of JIT 2023 courses.

 View the full list of JIT 2023 Courses here.

JIT 2023 course offerings include:

*Asterisk indicates optional Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses for attorneys.

Navajo Common Law (online) with Prof. Roderick T. Begay

Comparative Indigenous Governance with Dr. Stephen Cornell and Prof. Daryle Rigney

Comparative Legal Systems and Their Role in Nation Building* with Prof. Robert A. Williams, Jr.

Constitutions of Indigenous Nations with Dr. Miriam Jorgensen and Prof. Alison Vivian

Creating Indigenous Entrepreneurs (hybrid learning) with Profs. Chris Derickson and Mark Selman

The Evidence for Native Nation Building with Dr. Miriam Jorgensen and Prof. Jonathan Taylor

Indigenous Business Ethics with Profs. Chris Derickson and Mark Selman

Indigenous Data Governance with Drs. Stephanie Russo Carroll and Felina Cordova-Marks

Indigenous Data Sovereignty with Dr. Desi Small-Rodriguez

Indigenous Organizations with Prof. Cheryl Ellenwood and Dr. Danielle Hiraldo

Indigenous Peoples and the Environment with Dr. Torivio A. Fodder

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Under International Law with Prof. Seanna Howard

Indigenous Research Governance with Drs. Dominique David-Chavez and Ibrahim Garba

Intergovernmental Relations* with Prof. Del Laverdure

Law & Culture with Profs. Daryle Rigney and Melissa Tatum

Making Change Happen with Drs. Stephen Cornell and Miriam Jorgensen

Native Economic Development with Prof. Joan Timeche

Rebuilding Native Nations: An Introduction (hybrid) with Dr. Stephen Cornell

For a complete list of JIT 2023 Courses, click here.


Priority registration ends Thursday, December 8, 2022 so sign up now to reserve your seat!

If you are a graduate student looking to earn credit for attending, send an email to law-iplp@arizona.edu for details on how to register.