Author Robert J. Miller
Professor Miller practiced with the Stoel Rives law firm in 1992-1995 and practiced Indian law with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker in 1995-1999. Immediately upon graduating from law school, Professor Miller clerked for the Honorable Diarmuid O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Â Miller is the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and sits as a judge for other tribes. His published articles include pieces on civil procedure and a wide array of federal Indian law issues. He is a board member and secretary of the Oregon Native American Business Entrepreneurial Network and a board member and chairman of the Tribal Leadership Forum. He helped found, and was on the executive committee of, the Oregon State Bar Indian Law Section, and was on the board of the National Indian Child Welfare Association in 1995-2004. Miller speaks regularly on issues regarding tribal governments, and the Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny, Thomas Jefferson and the Lewis & Clark expedition. He was actively involved in 2003-06Â in the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial becauseÂ his tribe appointed himÂ toÂ the Circle of Tribal Advisors (COTA), which worked with the National Committee of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial. He is an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.
B.S. 1988, Eastern Oregon University
J.D. 1991, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (magna cum laude)