Rebecca Tsosie is a Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law. She is a Regents Professor at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and also serves as Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. Professor Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, is a faculty member for the Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, and she is widely known for her work in the fields of Federal Indian law and indigenous peoples’ human rights. Prior to joining the U of A faculty, Professor Tsosie was a Regent’s Professor and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement at Arizona State University. Professor Tsosie was the first faculty Executive Director for ASU’s Indian Legal Program and served in that position for 15 years. Professor Tsosie serves as a Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and as an Associate Judge on the San Carlos Tribal Court of Appeals.
Professor Tsosie received her B.A. and J.D. at UCLA and was awarded the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Stanley G. Feldman, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court in Phoenix, Arizona.
Professor Tsosie has published widely on sovereignty, self-determination, cultural pluralism, environmental policy and cultural rights. Her publications have appeared in UCLA Law Review, Texas Law Review, Santa Clara Journal of International Law, and Washington Law Review among others.