Blake Jackson, J.D.

Policy Officer and Staff Attorney

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 

gbjackso@uark.edu

Blake is the Policy Officer and a Staff Attorney for the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas, possessing nearly four years of combined experience in federal Indian law and analyzing agricultural policy issues.    

Prior to joining the Initiative, Blake was as a Staff Attorney for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, where he is an enrolled member.  He previously served as a Staff Attorney at the Chickasaw Nation Legal Division and clerked for Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker in their Oklahoma City office.  His non-legal experience includes working as a Staff Assistant at the House Committee on Agriculture and as a Legislative Assistant for the Oklahoma House of Representatives. 

Blake obtained his Juris Doctor from University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was a finalist in the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition, served on the American Indian Law Review, and obtained his Certificate in American Indian Law.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Oklahoma State University, where he co-authored two publications as a Legal Research Assistant for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and was institution’s first student to be named a Morris & Stewart Udall Scholar and Harry S. Truman Scholar in the same academic year.