Clinton appointed as judge pro tempore in tribal court

Robert Clinton, Foundation Professor of Law, and faculty advisor on Tribal Engagement for the Indian Legal Program at ASU, was sworn in as judge pro tempore for the San Manuel Tribal Court, located near Highland, Calif.

The Court, which opened on Oct. 23, 2009, exercises general civil jurisdiction over tribal citizens and persons who have consented to tribal jurisdiction.

At the College of Law, Clinton teaches and writes about federal Indian law, tribal law, Native American history, constitutional law and federal courts.

Clinton also serves as Chief Justice of the Winnebago Supreme Court and as an Associate Justice of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court of Appeals, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Court of Appeals, the Hualapai Tribal Court of Appeals and the Hopi Court of Appeals. He also has served as a temporary judge or arbitrator for other tribes and as an expert witness or consultant in Indian law.