September 15, 2022

CALS Welcomes Animal Law Program Coordinator

Danielle Lopez has joined the team at the Center for Animal Law Studies as Animal Law Program Coordinator.

Danielle Lopez has joined the team at the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) as Animal Law Program Coordinator. In her new role, Danielle will help to foster and facilitate the administration of key aspects of CALS’ growing animal law programs, initiatives, and events.

“Danielle has already proven herself an asset to our program since she joined us mid-summer. With the growth of our advanced degree programs, Danielle’s skills and experience will help our program thrive and continue to provide a quality experience for our students as they pursue their passion to advocate for animals,” says CALS Executive Director and Assistant Dean, Pamela Hart.

Prior to joining CALS, Danielle worked with University of California, San Diego’s Early Childhood Education Center as the Enrollment Coordinator. There she helped provide and coordinate child care for hundreds of students, staff, faculty, and community families. She also helped manage the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant to help subsidize child care for student parents. Danielle earned her BFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University with a minor in graphic design.

About her new role, Danielle says: “As a newcomer to both Portland and Lewis & Clark, I am thrilled to join the outstanding team at CALS. I look forward to helping the animal law program continue to thrive and to contribute to CALS’ mission.”


The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) was founded in 2008 with a mission to educate the next generation of animal law advocates 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 two advanced legal degrees in animal law (an LLM degree and a Master of Studies degree for non-lawyers, both degrees are offered in person and online) and multiple animal law clinics and experiential learning opportunities. CALS’ Alumni-in Action from more than 20 countries are advancing legal protections and making a difference in the lives of animals around the world.