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Rebecca Tsosie

rebecca.tsosie@asu.edu

Regents Professor
SHPRS Philosophy Faculty
Faculty
Mail Code: 4302

LAW 204 (Map)
(480)965-2714

Bio

Professor of Law, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Affiliate Professor, American Indian Studies Program

Executive Director, Indian Legal Program

Faculty Fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology

Professor Rebecca Tsosie, J.D., has served as Executive Director of the top ranked Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University since 1996.  Professor Tsosie has written and published widely on doctrinal and theoretical issues related to tribal sovereignty, environmental policy, and cultural rights.  Professor Tsosie is the author of many prominent articles dealing with cultural resources and cultural pluralism.  She has used this work as a foundation for her newest research, which deals with Native rights to genetic resources.  Professor Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, has also worked extensively with tribal governments and organizations.  She serves as a Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

Professor Tsosie speaks at several national conferences each year on topics related to tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and tribal rights to environmental and cultural resources.   Professor Tsosie was appointed as a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar in 2005.  Prior to this, she held the title of Lincoln Professor of Native American Law and Ethics.  She is a Faculty Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology and an Affiliate Professor for the American Indian Studies Program. She joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1993 and teaches in the areas of indian law, property, bioethics, and critical race theory. She is the co-author with Robert Clinton and Carole Goldberg of a federal Indian law casebook entitled American Indian Law: Native Nations and the Federal System.  Professor Tsosie was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and received the American Bar Association's "2002 Spirit of Excellence Award." She is the 2006 recipient of the "Judge Learned Hand Award" for Public Service.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 704 Federal Indian Law II
LAW 781 Independent Study
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591 Seminar

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 625 Constitutional Law II
LAW 781 Independent Study

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 691 Seminar
LAW 719 Intl Indigenous Rights
LAW 781 Independent Study
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591 Seminar

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 632 Federal Indian Law I
LAW 725 Critical Race Theory
LAW 791 Seminar

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 781 Independent Study

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 625 Constitutional Law II

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 632 Indian Law I
LAW 723 Cultural Resources Law

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 523 Property
LAW 791 Seminar

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 704 Indian Law II
LAW 791 Seminar

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Tsosie,Rebecca Anita * . Genomics, Governance and Tribes: A Workshop. NSF-SES (8/1/2007 - 1/31/2010).
  2. Tsosie,Rebecca Anita * . NAGPRA GRANT DIALOGUE ON DISPOSITION OF "CULTURALLY UNIDENTIFIABLE REMAINS". DOI-NPS (12/31/2000 - 9/30/2002).
  3. Tsosie,Rebecca Anita * . 2000-2001 YATES SCHOLARSHIPS. DOI-BIA (7/1/2000 - 9/30/2001).
  4. Tsosie,Rebecca Anita * . 1999-2000 YATES SCHOLARSHIPS. DOI-BIA (7/1/1999 - 9/30/2000).
  5. Tsosie,Rebecca Anita * . 1998-1999 YATES SCHOLARSHIPS. DOI-BIA (7/1/1998 - 10/13/1999).

* principal investigator

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