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Volume Twenty-Four, 2017–2018


Editorial Board

Co-Editors in Chief

Mae Bowman

Mae Bowman is a third-year law student from Southern California, where she earned her B.A. in History from the University of California at Irvine. Mae has been passionate about animal rights and welfare from childhood and moved to Portland to take advantage of the amazing animal law program at Lewis & Clark. Mae is also interested in criminal law and social justice issues; since being at Lewis & Clark, Mae has worked with the Oregon Innocence Project and in the Criminal Investigations Department of the Oregon Humane Society. She has also done special editing and legal research projects for Criminology professors at Portland State University and the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Last year, she served as Co-Director of Lewis & Clark’s SALDF chapter, and in the position of Managing Editor of Animal Law Review. Mae is excited to serve the journal this year as Co-Editor in Chief while also furthering her education in advanced animal legal topics. In her free time Mae enjoys hiking, going to concerts, jogging with her new rescue dog, Fen, and lounging with a book with her cat, Elphaba. 

Danielle Elefritz

Danielle is a third-year law student by way of Columbus, Ohio. Prior to matriculating at Lewis & Clark Law School, Danielle attended Boston University where she earned degrees in Environmental Analysis and Policy and Journalism. Danielle is now pursuing Lewis & Clark’s Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law certificate. It was discovering the intersection between environmentalism and animal welfare that turned Danielle onto animal rights and animal law. In her first-year summer, Danielle interned for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance working with the Clean Air Act’s mobile source provisions. In her second-year summer, Danielle interned for the United States Department of Justice’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division in the Environmental Enforcement Section working with the Clean Air Act’s stationary source provisions. This spring, Danielle will extern for the United States Department of Interior’s Office of the Regional Solicitor in Portland. In her second-year, Danielle served as a source-checker on Animal Law Review and authored the journal’s federal legislative review for its 23.2 issue. In addition to work experience and Animal Law Review, Danielle has been involved with Lewis & Clark’s Student Bar Association and Public Interest Law Project and is a clinical student for Lewis & Clark’s International Environmental Law Project clinic. After law school, Danielle hopes to begin a career in environmental law. When not working, Danielle enjoys reading, coffee, and vegan eating.

Managing Editors

Rebecca Pollack 

Rebecca is a third-year law student from Portland, Oregon. She graduated with an honors business degree from the University of Puget Sound in 2013 and worked in marketing and the hospitality industry prior to beginning law school at Lewis & Clark. She is pursuing a certificate in Intellectual Property Law and has been involved with the law school’s Animal Law Review since becoming a volunteer 1L source checker during her 1L year. Being part of Animal Law Review has allowed her to combine her love for animals with business and the law. Additionally, she is the author of Animal Law’s CITES Review, which directly allowed her to combine her passion for animals and intellectual property law through reviewing how the most recent CITES convention addressed technological advancements and their impact on animal well-being worldwide. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies, play music, see her friends and family, and spend time outside.


Ashlyn Whitbeck 

Ashlyn is a second-year law student from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Before attending law school, Ashlyn graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. After completing her degree, she worked as a Youth Corrections Officer for the State of Colorado in order to learn more about youth offenders and the criminal justice system. Ashlyn then applied to law school with the hope of earning a Criminal Law degree, but quickly changed her mind upon learning more about the food industry and the mistreatment of animals. Ashlyn is specifically interested in food law and agriculture, and hopes to find a career path that will enable her to help animals from that direction. In her spare time, Ashlyn enjoys reading, cooking, playing sports, cuddling with her kitty, Pookie, and living up the vegan life.

Business Editor

Ramon Henderson 

Ramon is a third-year law student from Woodstock, Georgia. He completed his M.A. in English at the University of Washington and came to Lewis and Clark to study commercial law and policy, where he is working toward a Business Law certificate. Before serving as the Business Editor, Ramon joined Animal Law Review as a volunteer source checker and then served as an associate editor.  While at Lewis and Clark, Ramon has worked as a teaching fellow in the legal writing and analysis (lawyering) department, serves as treasurer for the International Law Society, and is currently an International Law research fellow. In his free time he enjoys hiking, cycling, and reading. 

Symposium Editor

Frances Chrzan

Frances Chrzan is a second-year law student from the Chicago area.  After finishing her Bachelor’s in Indiana, she moved to Albuquerque, NM, which is where she considers home.  Frances has always been passionate about animal welfare and after years of working with various animal shelters and animal welfare programs, she decided to apply to law school to study animal law.  Frances joined ALR as a 1L and became the Symposium Editor for her second year.  Frances’ family currently consists of herself, three ferrets, and a no-eyed dog. 

Submissions Editors

Maral Cavner 

Maral is in her third and final year here at Lewis & Clark Law and came to this beautiful school specifically to study animal law. Maral was selected to serve as a source checker for the journal during her 1L year, as an associate editor her 2L year, and now serves on the journal’s editorial board as a Submissions Editor. 

During her 2L year Maral served as the Public Relations Chair of the LC Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (LC SALDF) chapter. The same year Maral became a first place recipient of the Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and was elected to serve as a co-director for LC SALDF for her 3L year.

This past summer Maral had the opportunity work as a litigation clerk for the ALDF. Additionally, Maral has served as a volunteer for Humane Society International’s Farmed Animal Protection campaign for the past year and completed an internship with the HSUS.

In her spare time Maral happily lives the vegan life and loves to spend time with her rescue dog, Sweetie, a “pitbull” with the kindest heart and cutest ears you will ever see. Ask to see a picture of Sweetie and you will make Maral’s day. Maral is more than happy to be of help to anyone she can, so, if you have any questions for her please feel free to contact her 


Adrienne Craig 

Adrienne is a second year student originally from Colorado. She received a B.A. from the University of Washington and spent 6 years working as a cat care coordinator, and then operations manager at a non-profit cat rescue in North Seattle. The year before she began at Lewis & Clark, Adrienne worked as an animal caregiver at a farmed animal sanctuary in Northern California. This time spent at the sanctuary solidified her commitment to using the law to protect factory farmed animals. Adrienne joined Animal Law Review as a 1L volunteer source checker and is excited to continue to work on the publication as Submissions Editor. She spends her time working as assistant to two Lewis & Clark Law staff/faculty members, reading, cooking tasty vegan food and being slave to the whims of her awesome cat, Snyder.


Form & Style Editors

Daniel Messenger 

Daniel Messenger is a third year law-student returning for his third year with Animal Law Review. He was born in Tennessee and received a B.A. in Political Science at Texas State University.

Rowdy is a ten year old German Shepherd from San Antonio, Texas. His hobbies include fetch, mostly fetch. He has graduated several obedience courses with high honors.


Daniel Tan 

Daniel is a third-year law student from Mesa, Arizona. He earned his B.S. in environmental science from Oregon State University. As a law student, Daniel has interned at the Arizona Department of Gaming and clerked at the International Environmental Law Project. Despite his myriad legal interests, Daniel wishes to pursue tax law. Before becoming a Form & Style Editor, he joined Animal Law Review as an Associate Editor in his 2L year. Daniel enjoys reading, watching cheesy movies, cooking, and spending time with his dog Cubby, his cat Zarya, and his roommate’s cat Zelda.





Associate Editors

Kaci Hohmann

Bobby Marchione

Britanie Martinez

Zach Santos

Adam Wolfe

Rebecca Richman

James Carlson 


Aaron Lubarsky-Ford

Andrew Linden

Vicky Radenkova

Sam Pope

Teresa Smith

Auburn Wise

Volunteer Source Checkers

Jules Dellinger 

Brittany Rowe

Sara Feld 

Caitlin Skurky

 Anna Fugate

Madison Steffey

Cristina Kladis 

Emma Therrien

Karen Martens 




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