Robert Williams

A disginuished professor of law at the University of Arizona School of Law, Robert Williams (Lumbee) is regarded as one of the nation's leading authorities on the evolution and practice of federal Indian law.  His writings on the rights of Indigenous peoples and post colonial legal theory have made him one of the nation's leading experts on the law of conquest and the evolution of western law from the Middle Ages to the founding of the United States.  He is the author of many legal essays on the formative years of federal Indian law, and also the seminal work on the evolution of federal Indian law;The American Indian in Western Legal Thought: Discourses on Conquest.