July 19, 2018

Lewis & Clark Law Students Mae Bowman and Maral Cavner receive Animal Law Award

Mae Bowman ’18 and Maral Cavner ’18 were honored with the Animal Law Award for their dedication to the Animal Law Review and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF).

Co-Directors of Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Mae Bowman ’18 and Maral Cavner ’18 were honored with the Animal Law Award for their dedication to SALDF and the Animal Law Review.

This award is given annually by the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, when merited, to students who have demonstrated leadership in the animal law field and who have earned the respect of peers and faculty through their commitment to advancing the field of animal law.

“Maral and Mae have both been deeply involved in the many animal law opportunities at L&C throughout their law school careers, and have played an especially important role in mentoring and supporting rising 1L and 2L students,” said Dean Pamela Frasch.

Mae Bowman also served as Co-Editor in Chief of Animal Law Review. She has also worked with the Oregon Innocence Project and in the Criminal Investigations Department of the Oregon Humane Society.

“I chose Lewis & Clark specifically because of the Animal Law program,” Bowman said. “All avenues of support for animals are important, but I realized that with my particular passions and skill-set, I would do the most good going into this program. I am inspired by the overall selflessness of the advocates who work in this field.”

Maral Cavner was also Public Relations chair of the SALDF, Co-submissions Editor for Animal Law Review, and last year she was a first place recipient of the Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). She worked as a litigation clerk for ALDF in California and also served as a volunteer for Humane Society International’s Farmed Animal Protection campaign for over two years, completing an internship with the HSUS last year.