Megan Senatori Becomes the Associate Director at the Center for Animal Law Studies
The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) at Lewis & Clark Law School is excited to announce that Megan Senatori has stepped into the role of Associate Director. In this new role, Megan will be an integral member of the leadership team and will focus on key organizational goals, priorities, and innovations to support and facilitate the growth of CALS. Prior to becoming the Associate Director, Megan served as Director of Strategic Initiatives and she will continue to be instrumental in this area with a focus on development, communications, and the expansion of animal law opportunities at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Megan brings an extraordinary skill set to this new position including her experience as a seasoned civil litigator, nonprofit leader, animal law professor, and frequent writer and speaker on animal protection issues. Prior to joining CALS, Megan was a litigator in private practice for 17 years and served as Litigation Practice Group Chair for five years for a 120 attorney law firm with litigators across three offices. Her litigation practice included animal protection cases, primarily focusing on companion animal issues. Megan has taught animal law for over a decade, including co-teaching the first-ever animal law course at the University of Wisconsin Law School (in 2003), and the first-ever animal law course at Marquette University Law School (in 2005). Megan also has significant experience regarding the link between animal cruelty and human violence. In 2001, she co-founded an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that recognizes animals as vital family members and arranges for their safe harbor when a domestic abuse victim seeks refuge from an abuser. This summer, Megan will teach Companion Animal Law & Policy in CALS Animal Law Summer Program.
Pamela Hart, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of CALS, said “We are thrilled to have Megan at the Center for Animal Law Studies. Her talent, expertise, and tireless commitment to animal law education allows us to further our critically important mission of educating the next generation of animal law attorneys and advancing animal protection through the law. ”
The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) was founded in 2008 with a mission to educate the next generation of animal law attorneys and advance animal protection through the law. With vision and bold risk-taking, CALS has since developed into a world-renowned animal law epicenter, with the most comprehensive animal law curriculum offered anywhere. In addition, CALS is the only program that offers an advanced legal degree in animal law and three specialty Animal Law Clinics. CALS is a fully self-funded nonprofit organization operating under the Lewis & Clark College 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and is only able to provide these educational opportunities through donations and grants.