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Robert Miller

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Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Professor of Law

Robert J. Miller’s areas of expertise are civil procedure, federal Indian law, American Indians and international law, American Indian economic development and Native American natural resources. An enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, he is the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Grand Ronde Tribe and sits as a judge for other tribes. He is also the Faculty Director of the Rosette LLP American Indian Economic Development Program at ASU. 

Before joining the College of Law in 2013, Professor Miller was on the faculty of Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to his career in academia, he practiced Indian law with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, and worked 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 published 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 (2006), and Reservation “Capitalism:” Economic Development in Indian Country (2012), and he co-authored Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies (Oxford University Press 2010). Professor Miller’s blog on Indian affairs was noted by the wallstreetjournal.com and a poll of leading Indian blogs, and will be archived by the Library of Congress. He also 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

B.S., Eastern Oregon University (1988)

J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 1991) 

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 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
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 518Civil Procedure
LAW 718Econ Dev in Indian Country
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 713Tribal Law and Government
LAW 718Econ Dev in Indian Country
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 518Civil Procedure