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Lewis & Clark Law School Animal Legal Defense Fund

Karen Martens


Karen is in her third year and Lewis and Clark law school and hopes to pursue a career in environmental law with a focus on protecting animals. She is originally from Corvallis, OR where she graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in History. She chose Lewis and Clark for its environmental law program but has found a passion for animal rights and a wonderful group of friends while participating in the animal law program here. 

As a 1/2L she participated in ALR first as a source checker and then as form and style editor before returning this year as an associate editor. Between her 1L and 2L years she worked for Fred Meyer’s legal department and was a research assistant for professor Blum. She will be clerking for Judge Mcshane in the Spring, which is exciting because that means only one more semester of classes left! She wrote her Capstone on Japanese whaling issues and hopes to continue to pursue that topic in her professional life after law school is over.

In her spare time she likes to play with her cat, watch movies, play video games, and pretend that the bar is not fast approaching.  

She is so excited to be the SALDF treasurer this year, and would love to answer any budget or event related questions you may have!

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Karen Martens Treasurer

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