As an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Jason has a passion to work on issues that pertain to tribal sovereignty, autonomy, and resilience. Before attending law school, Jason worked in various fields with the aim of serving his tribal community, including as a business owner on the Leech Lake Reservation.

During law school, Jason continued this tribal focus. He has served as a law clerk for Anishinabe Legal Services, as a lay advocate in the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s Tribal Court, and actively participated in Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Indian Law Program’s Impact Litigation and Code Drafting clinics. Jason also served as President, of the Native American Law Student Association, participated in the National Native American Law Student Association’s Moot Court Competition, and was Managing Editor of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review.

In his free time, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and reading.


J.D. Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2017 Magna Cum Laude

B.S. Bemidji State University, 2014 Magna Cum Laude

A.A.S. Leech Lake Tribal College, 2010 with honors

Jason Decker


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