Thanks to lawyers and litigants willing to travel as well as tribal justices willing to experiment, students at Northwestern University School of Law last week were treated to a unique experience.

For the first time ever, the Menominee Supreme Court ventured from its tribal courthouse in Keschera, Wis., to a Northwestern lecture hall where justices heard oral arguments about a jurisdictional dispute. The case involved two Menominee women who sought judicial relief in tribal court after they were denied teaching jobs at a state-run school on their tribal land.

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