Robert Anderson

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Director, Native American Law Center
Professor of Law

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Robert Anderson is a Professor and Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law, and is the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches annually. He teaches primarily in the areas of American Indian law, water law, natural resources law, and property law. He is a co-author and member of the Board of Editors of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (2005) and (2012). He is a co-author of Anderson, Berger, Frickey and Krakoff, American Indian Law: Cases and Commentary (3rd ed. 2015). He spent twelve years as a Staff Attorney for the Boulderbased Native American Rights Fund where he litigated major cases involving Native American sovereignty and natural resources. He was one of the two attorneys who opened NARF's Alaska office in 1984. From 1995-2001, he served as a political appointee in the Clinton Administration under Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, providing legal and policy advice on a wide variety of Indian law and natural resource issues. He joined the UW School of Law in 2001, and is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe.

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