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Robert Miller

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Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Robert J. Miller’s areas of expertise are Federal Indian Law, American Indians and international law, American Indian economic development, Native American natural resources, and Civil Procedure. He is an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, the Interim Chief Justice for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Court of Appeals and sits as a judge for other tribes. He is the Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar at ASU and the Faculty Director of the Rosette LLP American Indian Economic Development Program at ASU. 

Before joining ASU in 2013, Professor Miller was on the faculty of Lewis & Clark Law School from 1999-2013. Prior to his career in academia, he practiced Indian law with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, and practiced litigation for the Stoel Rives law firm. Following graduation from law school, he clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Professor Miller’s scholarly works include articles, books, and book chapters on a wide array of Federal Indian Law issues and Civil Procedure, and he speaks regularly on Indian Law issues across the U.S. and in other countries. He is the author of "Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny" (Praeger 2006), and "Reservation Capitalism: Economic Development in Indian Country" (Praeger 2012). He co-authored "Creating Private Sector Economies in Native America: Sustainable Development through Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press 2019) and "Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies" (Oxford University Press 2010). Professor Miller has worked as a consultant with the American Philosophical Society since 2006 on tribal language and archival issues. He was elected to the American Law Institute in 2012 and to the American Philosophical Society in 2014.

Education
  • J.D. Lewis & Clark Law School 1991 
  • B.S. Eastern Oregon University 1988
Publications

Reservation “Capitalism:” Economic Development in Indian Country (Praeger 2012, Univ. Neb. Press paperback 2013).
E98.E2 M55 2012

Robert J. Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt & Tracey Lindberg, Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies (Oxford University Press 2010, Oxford paperback 2012).
KD5041 .D57 2010

Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny (Praeger Publishers 2006, Univ. Neb. Press paperback 2008).
E93 .M582 2006

The International Law of Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis, 15 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 847 (2012).
K12 .E95

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 770Law Journal
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 718Econ Dev in Indian Country
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 770Law Journal
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 518Civil Procedure
LAW 632Federal Indian Law I
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 770Law Journal
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 718Econ Dev in Indian Country
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 770Law Journal
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 518Civil Procedure
LAW 632Federal Indian Law I
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 770Law Journal
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 704Federal Indian Law II
LAW 718Econ Dev in Indian Country
LAW 770Law Journal
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 518Civil Procedure
LAW 770Law Journal
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 704Federal Indian Law II
LAW 770Law Journal
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 518Civil Procedure
LAW 632Federal Indian Law I
LAW 770Law Journal
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 704Federal Indian Law II