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Jonathan Morris ’17 wins national SALDF essay contest

November 22, 2016

  • Jonathan Morris '17
  • Jonathan Morris and guest on ALDF Cruise

Third-year student Jonathan Morris is the first-ever winner of the national Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) essay contest. Participants were asked to answer the question “How can we best protect wild animals in light of urban expansion and population growth?”

Jonathan’s essay titled Time to Grow Up: Vertical Farming as a Potential Solution to Wildlife Issues in the United States, combines topics that address his interests in both animal and environmental law.

The prize for winning the contest was two free tickets to the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Cruise for a Cause in Los Angeles, and a travel stipend to help him and his guest attend.

Jonathan is an active member of the Lewis & Clark SALDF chapter. He is currently doing an externship with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and has clerked for its Litigation and Animal Law Programs. In addition, Jonathan is a recipient of the 2016 Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship.


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