Rebecca Tsosie

Regents' Professor of Law
Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement
Professor of Law, Indian Legal Program
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law and Global Affairs
Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
Affiliate Professor, American Indian Studies Program
Affiliate Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College

Rebecca Tsosie is a Regents’ Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement at Arizona State University. She is also a faculty affiliate for the American Indian Studies Program and the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College. 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. Professor Tsosie’s current research deals with Native rights to genetic resources. 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. She is the co-author of a federal Indian law casebook entitled American Indian Law: Native Nations and the Federal System.


Assistant: Danielle Williams

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1987)

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (1990)