Volume Nineteen, 2012–2013
Editor In Chief
Shayna was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon. She attended Oregon State University with the initial goal of becoming a veterinarian, working part-time as a veterinary assistant for three years. She eventually changed her major to Environmental Science, specializing in law and policy, and set her sights on law school. Shayna has worked with Animal Law Review since her first year at Lewis & Clark, when she received the Source Checker of the Year award. As an Associate Editor during her second year, Shayna co-authored the 2011-2012 Legislative Review article.
Shayna has also clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice and for Davison Van Cleve PC, a local energy law firm. She looks forward to spending her third year as a clinical intern with the Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic.
In her free time, Shayna enjoys reading, vegan cooking, and being outside. She especially loves spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their cats (who refused to sit for a photograph with their mother).
Kya is a second year law student, who came to Lewis & Clark from the beautiful northwoods of Minnesota to study environmental law. She earned her B.A. in History and Environmental Geoscience from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She joined Animal Law in her first year as a volunteer source checker, and is very excited to be back in a much busier capacity as a Managing Editor for Volume 19! Last summer, she worked as a law clerk for the non-profit environmental law firm, Advocates for the West, in Boise, Idaho. After law school, she would like to work in environmental litigation in either the Mountain West or back in the great state of Minnesota. When she’s not hanging out with her wonder-mutt, Fly, or trying unsuccessfully to get cell service while working in the Animal Law office, she is a legal writing TA, a Project Coordinator for the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, a lifelong canoeist, and a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Hannah is a second-year law student at Lewis & Clark. She earned her B.A. in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After graduating from Miami, she spent six months working at a no-kill animal shelter before driving across the country to start law school in Oregon. In the spring of her first year, Hannah joined the Animal Law Review as a Volunteer Source Checker and is very pleased to continue her commitment to ALR as one of the 2012-2013 Managing Editors. This past summer, Hannah worked at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ as an extern in the 355th Fighter Wing JAG office. In her spare time she loves to go for walks with her dog, Rhys, and relax with her husband, Johnathan, and their cat, Miles.
Wynn is a 2L originally from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. She is a devoted inter-disciplinarian studying international, IP, and environmental law, but is usually better known for her knack for technology and powers of infomancy. Her free time is distributed between computers, crafts, and her cat. It is somewhat embarrassing that she has named all her electronic peripherals but has not bothered to name her cat. In her defense, however, the cat is perfectly capable of functioning without a name—unlike the electronics.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, she does not live in the ALR suite.
Legislative Review Editor
Kimberly White LaDuca
Kimberly is a third year student who relocated from the East Coast in order to study environmental law. She earned her B.A. at the University of Maryland, College Park with a joint focus in Psychology and Government & Politics. Prior to coming to law school, Kimberly served in Americorps in an inner-city school and became increasingly interested in the connection between health and sustainable agriculture and in the overall disproportionate environmental impacts facing low income communities. During law school she has interned at Crag Law Center and this past summer she worked as a law clerk for the Pacific Northwest Advocacy Center (PEAC). In her free time she loves exploring all the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Andrew and relaxing with her cat, Olive.
Faye is from Arizona originally, and went to the University of Arizona where she studied Environmental Sciences, Family Studies and Human Development. Faye came to Lewis and Clark to study environmental law but is now primarily interested in criminal and civil rights law. She joined Animal Law not only for the great experience that being a part of the journal provides; but because she believes Animal Law is a fascinating new frontier of civil rights law. Faye also happens to love animals and just adopted a sweet half-lab/half-cattle dog puppy named Ruth!
Mandy Rude is a rising third year law student. She studies environmental law with a focus in international environmental and wildlife law. Mandy transferred to Lewis and Clark her second year and moved to law school from North Carolina. She founded the new student group, Students for International Environmental Law and has interned at the Center for International Environmental Law. Mandy hopes to work for an organization that fights wildlife crime and trade in the future. Her favorite animal is the tiger which, unfortunately, cannot be in the picture.
Form & Style Editors
Nick Lawton is from Huntsville, Alabama originally, but spent a great deal of time in his childhood in Costa Rica. He now lives in Multnomah Village with his dog Buddy. He is primarily interested in environmental and intellectual property law. Nick joined Animal Law because he thinks it is wonderful to provide a serious venue for legal questions about animal rights and animal welfare.
Melissa is a second year law student and worked as a veterinary technician for five years before coming to Lewis and Clark. She joined Animal Law as a source checker in her first year. In her second year she will be serving as Pro Bono Chair for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. In her free time, she loves going out for delicious vegan food, volunteering as a caregiver and events coordinator at Animal Aid, and spending time with her husband and four cats.