Robert A. Hershey
Robert A. Hershey is a Professor of both Law and American Indian Studies as well as Director of Clinical Education for the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program at the University of Arizona. He received his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1972. He began his legal career as a Staff Attorney for the Fort Defiance Agency of DinÃ©be’iinÃ¡ NÃ¡hii?na be Agha’diit’ahii (DNA Legal Services) on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Thereafter, as a sole practitioner, Professor Hershey specialized in Indian affairs. From 1983 to 1999, he served as Special Litigation Counsel and Law Enforcement Legal Advisor to the White Mountain Apache Tribe, and from 1995 to 1997 as Special Counsel to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Professor Hershey also has served continuously from 1989-present as Judge Pro Tempore for the Tohono O’odham Judiciary, and he is a past Associate Justice for the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribal Court of Appeals. He has been a member of the White Mountain Apache, Hopi, Pascua Yaqui, and Tohono O’odham tribal courts.