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Jonathan Morris ’17 Wins National Essay Contest

  • Jonathan Morris '17

Jonathan Morris ’17 wrote the winning entry in the first-ever national Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) essay contest, which was judged in November 2016.

His essay, Time to Grow Up: Vertical Farming as a Potential Solution to Wildlife Issues in the United States, drew from topics in both animal and environmental law to answer the question, “How can we best protect wild animals in light of urban expansion and population growth?”

Morris was awarded two tickets to the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Cruise for a Cause in Los Angeles, as well as a travel stipend.

An active member of the Lewis  &  Clark SALDF, Morris was an extern with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and clerked for its litigation and animal law programs. He was also a recipient of the 2016 Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship.

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