Jessie Young

Adjunct Law Faculty


Jessie D. Young is a graduate from Lewis & Clark Law School. She has held numerous positions working directly in Indian country including as a Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, in Washington D.C., where she had a nationwide portfolio representing Indian Affairs on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior in its interaction with Tribal, State, and local governments, other Federal agencies, and the general public. She also served as an Attorney-Advisor for the Department of the Interior, Office of the Regional Solicitor in Portland, where she focused on Indian law, Indian treaty rights, public lands, and federal contracting. After graduation, she worked for Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker, LLC, in Portland, where she represented tribes and tribal organizations on a wide variety of issues affecting Indian country.


She is a co-author of the book American Indian Identity: Citizenship, Membership, and Blood.


She is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.


Previous Courses:

Moot Court: NALSA - Fall 2018, 2021

Moot Court NALSA (National) - Spring 2019, 2020, 2022

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Federal Indian Law - Fall 2022

Moot Court NALSA - Fall 2022

Moot Court NALSA (National) - Spring 2023