Dylan Hedden-Nicely
Published May 26, 2021

Dylan Hedden-Nicely is an associate professor of law at the University of Idaho College of Law and director of the University of Idaho Native American Law Program. He’s an expert on Native American natural resources law and water rights in the western United States.

Hedden-Nicely’s research interests include Native American natural resources and water law, tribal treaty rights, tribal civil and regulatory jurisdiction, water rights law, the interrelationship of law and science with applications to natural resources law, and the under-representation of Native people in the legal profession.

He graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law with an emphasis on Native American law and also holds a master’s degree in water resources.

After law school, he focused on litigation and negotiation of issues related to Native American natural resources and water rights.

Hedden-Nicely is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and continues to consult with tribes on water rights and natural resources.

Courtesy of Jessica Matsaw

Expertise: Native American natural resources law, water rights, water access and climate change, tribal treaty rights, tribal governance

Location: Moscow, Idaho

Email: dhedden@uidaho.edu 

Phone: (208) 885-0860

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