Paul Echo Hawk

Adjunct Professor


Professor Echo Hawk, a member of the Seattle firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, L.L.P., has extensive practice experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. In addition to running his own law firm, he has worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C. and Idaho, and also with the Native American Rights Fund. His experience has encompassed water law, environmental regulation, federal-tribal jurisdiction disputes, treaty rights, land use, native religious freedom, gaming, and employment issues. He has also assisted tribes in drafting tribal laws and regulations to further tribal sovereignty and self-government.

While attending law school at Brigham Young University, Professor Echo Hawk was a member of the Board of Editors for the Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Team and Trial Advocacy Team, and a teaching assistant for the Legal Writing and Criminal Law classes.




Brigham Young University - J. Rueben Clark Law School, J.D. (1998) cum laude

Brigham Young University, B.S., Political Science and English (1995)


Federal Indian Law