Robert J. Miller is a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he teaches various Indian law classes and Civil Procedure. From 1999-2013, he was a full time professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. Upon graduating from Lewis & Clark in 1991, Miller clerked for the Honorable Diarmuid O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then practiced law with the Stoel Rives firm in 1992-1995 and Indian law with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker in 1995-1999. Miller is the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and has served as a judge for other tribes. His published articles cover a wide array of federal Indian law issues, and includes three books: “Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny” (Praeger Publishers, Inc. 2006); a co-authored book, “Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies (Oxford University Press, 2010); and “Reservation ‘Capitalism:’ Economic Development in Indian Country (Praeger Publishers, Inc. 2012). Bob was a board member of the Oregon Native American Business Entrepreneurial Network from 1998-2010 and has been a board member of the Tribal Leadership Forum since 2003. He helped found, and was on the executive committee of, the Oregon State Bar Indian Law Section, and was on the board of the National Indian Child Welfare Association from 1995-2004. Miller speaks regularly on Indian law issues and has given presentations in more than thirty-one states and in Australia, England, and Canada. He is an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.
B.S. 1988, Eastern Oregon University
J.D. 1991, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (magna cum laude)