Chief Justice Robert T. Anderson (Bois Forte Band)

Bob Anderson is a professor of law and director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington. He also has a long-term appointment as the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches annually. He is a co-author and member of the Board of Editors of COHEN'S HANDBOOK OF FEDERAL INDIAN LAW (2005) as well as the recently released 2012 edition. He is a co-author of Anderson, Berger, Frickey and Krakoff, AMERICAN INDIAN LAW: CASES AND COMMENTARY (Second Ed. 2010). He teaches and writes in the areas of Indian Law, Public Land Law and Water Law. In 2008, he was co-lead of the President Obama's transition team for the Department of the Interior. He spent twelve years as a staff attorney for the Boulder–based Native American Rights Fund where he litigated major cases involving Native American sovereignty and natural resources. 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. In 2011 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar appointed Bob to the five member Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform. He is a member of the Bois Forte Band the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.