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Faculty Scholarships

Author: Robert A. Williams

  • Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization (2012).
  • Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law (6th ed. 2011) (co-author, with David H. Getches, Charles F. Wilkinson, & Matthew L.M. Fletcher.
  • Like a Loaded Weapon:  The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America (2005).
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  • Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law (5th ed. 2005) (co-author, with David H. Getches & Charles F. Wilkinson).
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  • Teacher's Manual for Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law (4th ed. 1998).
  • Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law (4th ed. 1998) (co-author, with David H. Getches & Charles F. Wilkinson).
  • Linking Arms Together:  American Indian Treaty Visions of Law and Peace, 1600-1800 (1997); Chapter 1, National Mythologies and American Indians reprinted in abridged form in The University Book:  An Anthology of Writings from the University of Arizona 394 (Thomas P. Miller et al. eds., 1998).
  • Teacher's Manual for Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law (3d ed. 1994).
  • Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law (3d ed. 1993) (co-author, with David H. Getches & Charles F. Wilkinson).
  • The American Indian in Western Legal Thought:  The Discourses of Conquest (1990).
  • On the Inclination of Developers to Help the Poor:  Designing Affirmative Measures to Induce the Construction of Lower Income Housing after Mt. Laurel II (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Policy Analysis Series No. 211, 1985).
  • The Law on Variances (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Land Policy Roundtable, Policy Analysis Series No. 207, 1982).
Articles in Books
  • What the Hell Happened to Mabo?:  The Search for the Missing Link, in The Limits of Change:  Mabo and Native Title 20 Years On 24 (Toni Bauman & Lydia Glick eds., 2012).
  • The True Nature of Congress' Power over Indian Claims: An Essay on Venetie and the Uses of Silence in Federal Indian Law, in When Sorry Isn't Enough:  The Controversy over Apologies and Reparations for Human Injustice 273 (Roy L. Brooks ed., 1999).
  • Whigs and Hunters: Indian Tribal Rights in the National Forests, in The National Forest Management Act in a Changing Society: 1976-1996 ___ (K. Norman Johnson & Margaret A. Shannon eds., 1998).
  • Thomas Jefferson: Indigenous American Storyteller, in Jefferson and the Changing West:  From Conquest to Conservation ___ (James P. Ronda ed., 1997).
  • The Future for Indian Economic Development, in American Indian Relationships in a Modern Arizona Economy 235 (Malcolm (Hamp) Merrill project director & ed., 1994).
  • Identifying the Barriers to Tribal Development in Indian Country, in American Indian Relationships in a Modern Arizona Economy 11 (Malcolm (Hamp) Merrill project director & ed., 1994).
  • “The Savage as the Wolf”:  The Idea of the Indian on the Frontier Borders of the American Racial Imagination, 60 W. Human. Rev. 9 (Fall 2006).
  • Do You Believe in the Rule of Law? 89 Cal. L. Rev. 1633 (2001) (reviewing Race and Races:  Cases and Resources for a Diverse America (Juan F. Perea et al. eds., 2000)).
  • The Protection of Indigenous Peoples' Rights Over Lands and Natural Resources Under the Inter-American Human Rights System, 14 Harv. Hum. Rts. J. 33 (2001) (co-author, with S. James Anaya).
  • The White Man’s Indian Law: What’s the Problem, 2 Ayaangwaamizin: International Journal of Indigenous Philosophy 3 (1998-99).
  • Vampires Anonymous and Critical Race Practice, 95 Mich. L. Rev. 741 (1997), reprinted in Critical Race Theory:  The Cutting Edge 614 (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic eds., 2d ed. 2000).
    Available at: SSRN
  • “The People of the States Where They Are Found Are Often Their Deadliest Enemies”: The Indian Side of the Story of Indian Rights and Federalism, 38 Ariz. L. Rev. 981 (1996).
  • Foreward to Richard Delgado, The Rodrigo Chronicles:  Conversations about American and Race (1995).
  • The Sixth Annual McDonald Lecture on Constitutional Studies -- Sovereignty, Racism, Human Rights: Indian Self-Determination and the Postmodern World Legal System, 2 Rev. Const. Stud./Revue D’etudes Constitutionnelles 146 (1995).
  • Linking Arms Together: Multicultural Constitutionalism in a North American Indigenous Vision of Law and Peace, 82 Cal. L. Rev. 981 (1994).
  • Large Binocular Telescopes, Red Squirrel Pinatas, and Apache Sacred Mountains: Decolonizing Environmental Law in a Multicultural World, 96 W.Va. L. Rev. 1133 (1994), reprinted in Federal Indian Law:  A Reader ___ (Jo Carillo ed., 1998).
  • Indian Bands Challenge Canadian Government's Right to Control Membership on Reserves, 2 Indian Rights/Human Rights (No. 2, Autumn 1993).
  • Comment: Human Behavior and Global Change, 9 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 199 (1992).
    Available at: SSRN
  • Columbus’s Legacy: The Rehnquist Court’s Perpetuation of European Cultural Racism Against American Indian Tribes, 39 Fed. B. & News J. 358 (1992), excerpted in Race and Races:  Cases and Resources for a Diverse America 178, 231 (Juan F. Perea et al. eds., 2000).
  • Columbus's Legacy: Law As An Instrument of Racial Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples' Rights of Self-Determination, 8 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 51 (Fall 1991).
    Available at: SSRN
  • Gendered Checks and Balances: Understanding the Legacy of White Patriarchy in an American Indian Cultural Context, 24 Ga. L. Rev. 1019 (1990), reprinted in Readings in Race and Law:  A Guide to Critical Race Theory __ (Alex Johnson ed., 2000).
  • Encounters on the Frontiers of International Human Rights Law: Redefining the Terms of Indigenous Peoples' Survival in the World, 1990 Duke L.J. 660, reprinted in International Law and Indigenous Peoples 165 (S. James Anaya ed., 2003) and excerpted in Robert N. Clinton et al., American Indian Law:  Native Nations and the Federal System: Cases and Materials 1590 (Rev. 4th ed. 2003).
    Available at: SSRN
  • The Rights and Status of Indigenous Peoples Under International Law During the Classical Era Treaty Period (1600-1840), 5 Law & Anthropology 238 (1990).
  • Tribute to Boris Kozolchyk, 6 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 21 (1989).
  • Emergence of a National Indian Policy: Parens Patriae and Indian Tribal Sovereignty, in Institute on Mineral Development on Indian Lands ___ (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 1989).
  • Documents of Barbarism: The Contemporary Legacy of European Racism and Colonialism in The Narrative Traditions of Federal Indian Law, 31 Ariz. L. Rev. 237 (1989), reprinted in Critical Race Theory:  The Cutting Edge 94 (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic eds., 2d ed. 2000). [Law Reserve KF 4755 .C75 2000], and excerpted in Race and Races:  Cases and Resources for a Diverse America 26 (Juan F. Perea et al. eds., 2000).
  • Euclid’s Lochnerian Legacy, in Zoning and the American Dream 278 (Charles M. Haar & Jerold S. Kayden eds., 1989).
  • The Discourses of Sovereignty in Indian Country, 9 Indian L. Support Center 1 (1988).
  • Learning Not To Live With Eurocentric Myopia: A Reply to Professor Lawrence's "Learning to Live With the Plenary Power of Congress Over the Indian Nations", 30 Ariz. L. Rev. 439 (1988).
  • Legal Discourse, Social Vision and the Supreme Court's Land Use Planning Law: The Genealogy of the Lochnerian Recurrence in First English Lutheran Church and Nollan, 59 Colo. L. Rev. 427 (1988), reprinted in 20 Land Use & Env't L. Rev. 49 (1989).
  • The Hermeneutics of Indian Law: A Review of Charles F. Wilkinson, American Indians, Time and the Law, 85 Mich. L. Rev. 1012 (1987).
  • Taking Rights Aggressively: The Perils and Promise of Critical Legal Theory for Peoples of Color, 5 Law & Ineq. J. 103 (1987).
  • Jefferson, The Norman Yoke, and American Indian Lands, 29 Ariz. L. Rev. 165 (1987).
  • The Algebra of Federal Indian Law: The Hard Trail of Decolonizing and Americanizing the White Man's Indian Jurisprudence, 1986 Wis. L. Rev. 219.
  • Small Steps on the Long Road to Self-Sufficiency for Indian Nations: The Indian Tribal Governmental Tax Status Act of 1982, 22 Harv. J. on Legis. 335 (1985).
  • State Enterprise Zone Packages: How Effective Are They? E.Z. Gazette (Spring, 1984).
  • A People of Compromise: A Review of Vine Deloria, Jr. and Clifford Lytle, American Indians, American Justice, 1984 Am. B. Found. Res. J. 659.
  • The Medieval and Renaissance Origins of the Status of the American Indian in Western Legal Thought, 57 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1 (1983).
  • Toward a Critical Examination of Third World Legal Issues, 3 Third World L.J. 1 (1982) (co-author, with J. Henderson).
  • State and Local Development Incentives for Successful Enterprise Zone Initiatives, 14 Rutgers L.J. 41 (1982).
Other Writings
  • Contributor, The Obama History Project:  53 Historians Weigh In on Barack Obama’s Legacy, New York Magazine, (Jan. 11, 2015).
    Available at: Link
  • Perspectives, Ralph Lauren’s “Racist Ads”, Moyers & company, (Dec. 29, 2014).
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  • Foreword:  The Tribal Law Revolution in Indian Country Today, in Raymond D. Austin, Navajo Courts and Navajo Common Law:  A Tradition of Tribal Self-Government ix (2009).
  • Book review, 10 European J. Int'l Law 223 (1999) (reviewing Indigenous Peoples, The United Nations, and Human Rights (Sarah Pritchard ed., 1998)).
  • Laws of Indian Communities, in The Encyclopedia of North American Indians (Frederick Hoxie ed., 1996).
  • Law and Native Americans, in Encyclopedia of Native Americans in the 20th Century (Garland Publications, 1994).
  • Case note - Dobbins v. Erie County, in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States 231 (Kermit L. Hall ed. in chief, 1992).
  • Book Review, 82 Am. J. Int'l L. 688 (1988) (reviewing Y.N. Kly, International Law and the Black Minority in the United States (1985)).
  • Book Review, 81 Am. J. Int'l L. 490 (1987) (reviewing Indian Law Resource Center, Indian Rights - Human Rights:  Handbook for Indians on International Human Rights Complaint Procedures (1984)).
  • Reagan's Initiatives Lead to More Questions Than Answers, Indian Truth, No. 250 (April 1983).
  • The Indian Way -- A Tribal Commission Proposes to Restructure the BIA, Indian Truth, No. 253 (October 1983).

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