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Kristen M. Dikeman

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies and a Masters in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma. Kristen graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2017. As a law student, Kristen served as a judicial extern for United States District Court for the District of Arizona and as a fellow with the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Kristen served as a notes and comments editor on the Oklahoma Law Review and received the Captain Ed Wheeler Write-On Competition Award, the Gene H. and Jo Ann Sharp Award for Outstanding Comment, and an American Jurisprudence award in Federal Indian Water Law. Kristen also worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the College of Law’s Master of Legal Studies program in Indigenous Peoples Law and traveled to Guatemala in 2016 with the International Human Rights Clinic. Prior to joining Hufford Horstman in 2018, Kristen clerked for the Honorable Steven P. Logan of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.  

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Tribal and Federal Indian Law

  • Education Law

  • Special Education Law

  • Employment Law

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2017 (American Indian Law Certificate and Natural Resources Certificate)

  • Master of Regional and City Planning, University of Oklahoma, 2016

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 2011 (Major: Native American Studies, Minor: History)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona (2017)

  • Navajo Nation Bar Association (2018)

Professional Associations and Community Involvement

  • Library Board, Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library

  • Native American Law Student Association, Moot Court Judge

  • Coconino County Bar Association

  • Presentations

    • The IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues,” National Business Institute (June 2019)

    • Key Considerations for Implementing IEPs,” National Business Institute (June 2019)

    • Calendars, Communications, and Case Law: Addressing Challenges in Special Education Law Compliance,” Native American Grant School Association Winter Conference (December 2018)

    • Introduction to Special Education Law,” Native American Grant School Association Winter Conference (December 2018)

About Kristen

  • Born and raised in Chicago

  • Enjoys reading non-fiction books and listening to podcasts

  • Loves exploring the American West