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Professor Kip Bobroff

Kip Bobroff

Visiting Professor of Law
A.B., Princeton University
M.Phil. Oxford University
J.D, Stanford Law School

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Contact Information

 Ph.: 505-277-0677
 Office: 3407
 bobroff@law.unm.edu

Profile

Kenneth (Kip) Bobroff is visiting this academic year, teaching Indian Appellate Advocacy during the fall semester and Property II during the spring semester.

Prof. Bobroff was born, grew up and graduated from public schools in Albuquerque's North Valley, coming from a family of educators. After studying international public affairs and Latin America at Princeton and Oxford, Kip graduated from Stanford Law School's Rebellious Lawyering Program. He and law partner Levon Henry established the Navajo Landowners Rights Project helping families navigate complex legal, political, cultural issues, especially through policy work and community education. They also established the Four Times Foundation fostering small and micro-businesses in Indian Country. Both non-profits ultimately unsustainable.

From 1997 until 2008, he was a professor at the law school teaching Property and Indian Law, serving as chair of the Indian Law Certificate Program. He developed courses on Federal Indian Law, education equity, and clinical practice and wrote on Indian land issues and Navajo common law. He became a volunteer leader with Albuquerque Interfaith and in 2007 resigned from the law school to become lead organizer. AI is an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, founded by Saul Alinsky and now the nation’s oldest and most extensive community organizing network. He organized with the IAF’s Phoenix affiliate from for a short time before returning to a visiting position at the law school. He is married to Michele Pfeiffer and they have a son, Reed Adair Pfeiffer, who is finishing his fourth year at Yale as a Theater Studies major.

Courses

  • Indian Appellate Advocacy