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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Adam Crepelle

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  1327

Phone: 312.915.7120

Email: acrepelle@luc.edu


Professor Crepelle’s research focuses on federal Indian law and policy, particularly economic development and criminal justice. His research emphasizes how many problems in Indian country are a consequence of inefficient federally imposed rules. An article he coauthored, Community Policing on American Indian Reservations, received the 2023 Elinor Ostrom Prize.

Professor Crepelle serves as an Associate Justice on the Court of Appeals for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. He previously served as the Association of American Law Schools Chair of the Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section and as a Campbell Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Courses Taught

Civil Procedure
Federal Indian Law

Selected Publications

Adam Crepelle, It Shouldn't Be This Hard: The Law and Economics of Business in Indian Country, 2023 Utah L. Rev. 1117 (2023)

Adam Crepelle, Making Red Lives Matter: Public Choice Theory and Indian Country Crime, 27 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 769 (2023)

Adam Crepelle & Thomas Stratmann, Does Expanding Tribal Jurisdiction Improve Tribal Economies: Lessons from Arizona, 55 Ariz. St. L.J. 211 (2023)

Adam Crepelle, An Intertribal Business Court, 60 Am. Bus. L.J. 61 (2023)

Adam Crepelle, The Law and Economics of Crime in Indian Country, 110 Geo. L.J. 569 (2022)

Adam Crepelle, Tribal Law's Indian Law Problem: How Supreme Court Jurisprudence Undermines the Development of Tribal Law and Tribal Economies, 29 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 93, 94 (2022)

Adam Crepelle, Tribes, Vaccines, and Covid-19: A Look at Tribal Responses to the Pandemic, 49 Fordham Urb. L.J. 31 (2021)

Adam Crepelle, The Time Trap: Addressing the Stereotypes That Undermine Tribal Sovereignty, 53 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 189 (2021)

Adam Crepelle, How Federal Indian Law Prevents Business Development in Indian Country, 23 U. PA. J. BUS. L. 683 (2021)

Adam Crepelle, White Tape and Indian Wards: Removing the Federal Bureaucracy to Empower Tribal Economies and Self-Government, 54 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 563 (2021)