College of Law alum establishes new American Indian economic program
Thanks to his gift, Robert Rosette, an ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law alumnus and the founder of the law firm Rosette, LLP, has made it possible to establish the Rosette, LLP, American Indian Economic Development Program. The program is housed in the College of Law's Indian Legal Program and the inaugural director of the program is professor Robert Miller.
The Rosette, LLP, American Indian Economic Development Program will include a law school curriculum for students; host an annual national conference focusing on tribal economic development for attorneys, tribal leaders and members, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and developers and financial advisers; and incorporate a community outreach component.
"Robert has devoted his law career to issues involving tribal economic development," said Doug Sylvester, College of Law dean. "This program is a wonderful addition to our Indian Legal Program and will help us expand the reach of our newest ILP faculty member, Robert Miller."
Miller's areas of expertise are civil procedure; federal Indian law; American Indians and international law; American Indian economic development; and Native American natural resources. An enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, he is the chief justice of the Court of Appeals of the Grand Ronde Tribe, and sits as a judge for other tribes. Before joining the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 2013, Miller was on the faculty of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
Rosette formed Rosette, LLP, to exclusively represent Indian tribal governments in all facets of federal Indian law, including finance, commercial transactions and economic development. He has helped to raise more than $4 billion in economic development and governmental infrastructure projects for more than 30 tribes in eight states. Rosette has raised capital through direct bank loans, taxable and tax-exempt bond financing, venture capital, development loans, bridge financing and more for his tribal clients.
Rosette, LLP, has offices in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Sacramento, California, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.