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Rebecca Tsosie

Regents Professor

Rebecca Tsosie is a Regents’ Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a member of the Faculty of Philosophy in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.  She is also a faculty affiliate for the American Indian Studies Program.  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 has written and published widely on doctrinal and theoretical issues related to tribal sovereignty, environmental policy, and cultural rights.  She has worked extensively with tribal governments and organizations, and serves as an appellate judge for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s Supreme Court and 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 is admitted to practice in Arizona and California.