Mari Hulbutta

Area 6 Representative

Columbia law school

MariKate "Mari" Hulbutta is proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a descendent of the Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations of Oklahoma. 

Mari graduated from Columbia University's Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Concentration in Political Science in 2014. During her time at Columbia, she held multiple leadership roles within the Native American Council and was actively involved with the Multicultural Recruitment Committee, Special Interest Community Governing Board, and the Pre-Law Society.

Upon completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in Washington, DC as a Legislative Fellow at the National Congress of American Indians and a Policy Specialist at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. During her time at Akin Gump, she was selected for a temporary secondment to Facebook's Global Compliance and Political Ethics team.  

Mari joined Columbia Law School's Class of 2020 as a Richard Paul Richman Leadership Fellow and a Holthusen-Schindler Scholar. During her time in law school she has served as a staff editor on the Journal of Law & Arts, President of Columbia's Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), and participated in the National NALSA moot court competition. The summer after her first year, she interned in the Chickasaw Nation's Office of Senior Counsel. Most recently, she was a Summer Associate in the intellectual property litigation group at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP's Century City office.