Clinton is the Foundation Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and an Affiliated Faculty member of the ASU American Indian Studies Program.
Clinton also serves as Chief Justice of the Winnebago Supreme Court, as Associate Justice of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court of Appeals, as Associate Justice for the Colorado River Indian Tribes Court of Appeals, and as a temporary judge for other tribes.
He teaches and writes about federal Indian law, tribal law, and Native American history, constitutional law, federal courts, civil procedure and copyrights. His publications include numerous articles on federal Indian law and policy, constitutional law, and federal jurisdiction. He is the co-author of casebooks on Indian law and federal courts, The Handbook of Federal Indian Law, Colonial and American Indian Treaties (a collection on CD-ROM), and more than 25 major articles on federal Indian law, American constitutional law and history, and federal courts.