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Crystal Valdez

Crystal D. Valdez is the 2016-2017 Indigenous Law and Policy Center Fellow at MSU Law. She is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Valdez is a 2016 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College Of Law, where she was the president of OU’s Native American Law Student Association and received a certificate in American Indian Law. Valdez sat for and passed the July 2016 Oklahoma Bar. Prior to attending law school, she worked as an Indian Child Welfare Social Worker for the Chickasaw Nation. In her current Fellow position, she is a teaching assistant for the MSU Indian Law Clinic, co-coaches the MSU NNALSA Moot Court teams, and coordinates an academic success program for first year Native students at MSU Law. Valdez’s areas of interest are Indian child welfare and women’s rights. 

 

Contact 

Law College Building

648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 405

East Lansing, MI 48824

517-432-6922

crystal.valdez@law.msu.edu

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/crystal-valdez-b498b1b1

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2015 - 16

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