Becky Howlett focuses her practice on Native American Affairs and Government Relations. She primarily works on complex litigation for tribal clients, as well as analyzing proposed federal legislation and tribal code drafting. For the past two years, Becky has served on the executive board for the Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Howlett was a Legal Fellow at the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. where she focused on public safety issues in Indian Country, including violence against women initiatives, tribal access to criminal databases, and tribal-state collaborations. She provided technical assistance and developed resources to aid implementation of the tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). Ms. Howlett also worked on the Tribal Supreme Court Project and contributed to amicus briefs in the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court.

While attending law school, Ms. Howlett served as a legal intern for the Kansas Native American Affairs Office in Topeka, Kansas where she assisted the state tribal liaison. She also participated in the Tribal Judicial Support Clinic in Lawrence, Kansas where she updated a nation’s tribal code in order to implement the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) and prosecute non-Native domestic violence offenders under VAWA.

Ms. Howlett was also a staff member of the University of Kansas Law Review. She finished in the top 10 teams in the 22nd Annual NNALSA Moot Court Competition and received the Family Fund Award for outstanding achievement in a trial or appellate advocacy competition. Ms. Howlett served on the executive boards of KU Law’s Native American Law Students Association and the Environmental Law Society and was also the Head Dean’s Fellow in charge of the law school’s student mentoring program.

Professional & Community Activities

Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop, Volunteer Editor (May 2015-Present)

Native American Bar Association of D.C., Executive Board (January 2015-Present)

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., Tribal Lawyer Certificate (2014)
    cum laude, CALI Awards
  • University of Kansas, B.S., Journalism, emphasis on News and Information (2011)
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Kansas, B.A., English (2011)
    with distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas (2014)
  • Not Licensed in District of Columbia

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