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Ariel Clark

Ariel Clark (she/they) is an attorney advising clients in highly regulated and emerging ecosystems. For over 15 years, Ariel has provided business, corporate, and regulatory advice to business organizations, non-profits, government agencies, tribes, practitioners, and providers regarding plant medicines and psychedelics. Ariel’s extensive legal and political expertise provide valuable counsel to other trailblazers building successful, impactful, and mindful organizations and offerings. Ariel is a founding board member of the Psychedelic Bar Association (PBA), serves on PBA’s Legacy Board, and is co-producing the series Law & Ethics: The Psychedelics Industry and Indigenous Peoples. Ariel is actively engaged in the conversation about psychedelic lawyering, and helping to shape policy and relationships that emphasize open source, ethical business models that honor the Earth, Peoples, and lineages. Ariel is Odawa Anishinaabe and walks the Red Road. Ariel is a member of Roots To Sky, a BIPOC-stewarded land-based healing and community project. She is also honored to be in study of Indigenous Peacemaking ways, and has been collaborating with Life Comes From It and her thought-partner, Roman Haferd, on human beings’ reunion with land and our more-than-human relatives. Ariel regularly guest lectures at universities and law schools, including Columbia, Yale, Berkeley, UCLA, and Harvard, and participates in community gatherings, conferences, and festivals. She has a Bachelors of Arts from University of Michigan in Religious Studies (2000) and a JD from Berkeley Law School (2005). While in law school, Ariel participated with a group of other Native American law students in discussions at the United Nation for what became the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Her holistic, forward-thinking, and thorough approach to law – coupled with deep policy expertise and progressive vision – is of enormous benefit to clients, colleagues, and fellow paradigm-shifters.

Prior Experience

  • Clark Howell LLP

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