Rebecca Tsosie

Rebecca Tsosie is a Regentís Professor of Law at the Sandra Day OíConnor College of Law, Arizona State University. Professor Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, joined the ASU College of Law faculty in 1994 and served as the Executive Director of the law school’s Indian Legal Program from 1996-2011.  She teaches in the areas of Federal Indian law, Constitutional law, Property, Cultural Resources law, Bioethics, and Critical Race Theory.  Professor Tsosie also holds faculty appointments in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and the School of Sustainability at ASU, and she is a faculty affiliate for the American Indian Studies Program.   Professor Tsosie has published widely on doctrinal and theoretical issues related to tribal sovereignty, self-determination, environmental policy, indigenous human rights, and cultural resources, and she is the co-author (with Robert Clinton, Carole Goldberg, Kevin Washburn and Elizabeth Rodke Washburn) of a leading casebook on Federal Indian law.  Professor Tsosie annually speaks at many national conferences, and she serves as an appellate judge for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s Supreme Court and for the San Carlos Apache Tribe’s Court of Appeals.  Professor Tsosie received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, and also completed a President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California.  She is admitted to practice in Arizona and California.