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Arizona State University Hires Two Native Law Experts


The Indian Legal Program (ILP) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, a graduate school of Arizona State University, recently hired Robert J. Miller and Gregory L. Hill, both experts in Native American law.

Miller, an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, will begin teaching this fall and Hill, a member of the Oneida Nation, Six Nations of Indians, will serve as the executive director of the ILP.

“We consider our Indian Legal Program the nation’s leading organization devoted to improving the legal systems that affect tribal governments,” said College of Law Dean Douglas Sylvester in a press release. “The addition of Bob and Greg underscores our commitment not only to providing unique opportunities and experiences to students that relate to Indian law, but also to furthering the ILP’s other key objectives, including maintaining and expanding our close relationships with American Indian nations and other native governments and organizations.”

Miller has been a professor teaching Indian law courses at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon since 1999. Prior to that he practiced Indian law. He currently is the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the Grand Ronde Tribe and sits as a judge for other tribes.

Miller is also the author of two books, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny and Reservation “Capitalism”: Economic Development in Indian Country.

Gregory Hill is the new executive director of the Indian Legal Program.

Hill has been a practicing attorney for 18 years and most recently served as a capital attorney in the Office of the Public Defender in Tampa, Florida.

“I am honored to be selected to serve as the director of the Indian Legal Program,” Hill said in the release. “The chance to contribute to such a distinguished program, to help our students become better prepared for the future they will encounter and to directly support the Indian communities, will create opportunities that I am eager to pursue.”