Devon Diaz, 3L, President, Class of 2023, (He/Him)
Devon is a 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. He graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Anthropology. During the summer after his 1L year, Devon worked as an extern with the Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL), researching environmental justice projects in Southeast Asia. His experience with ARIEL has left him with a strong interest in pursuing international environmental law, focusing on protecting access rights and other environmental justice matters. Devon’s hobbies include camping, snowboarding, spending time with friends, and tinkering with his car and motorcycle.
Allie Schauer, 3L, Vice President, Class of 2023, (She/They)
Allie Schauer is a 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. Allie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 with a BA in History and Sustainability Studies and a minor in Polish. She has worked with the Global Law Alliance and the Center for Biological Diversity on international wildlife litigation and legal projects, and plans to build her career around international wildlife and environmental work. She has a special interest in sustainable agriculture, farm animal welfare, and equitable access to nutritious foods. In her free time, Allie enjoys hiking with her dog, watching movies, and exploring local oddities.
Lily Barchers, 2L, Treasurer, Class of 2024, (She/Her)
Lily grew up in Portland and graduated with a BS in Political Science from Portland State University. Prior to law school, she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, teaching English as a second language and helping her host-nephews to get along with their barn cats. She is interested in international environmental law, international human rights law and, especially, where those two fields coincide when it comes to climate change. In her free time, she enjoys needlework, waterfall hikes, and dragonboat.
Rianka Macwan, 2L, Outreach Coordinator, Class of 2024, (She/Her)
Rianka Macwan is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School. Rianka graduated from Iowa State University in 2017 with a BS in Animal Science and is originally from the Chicago suburbs. She spent several years as a zookeeper in several states, which led to her interest in international wildlife and environmental law. She’s currently working as a law clerk in the Power & Transmission departments at Bonneville Power Administration in Portland. In her personal time, Rianka loves going to concerts, trying new food places, playing board games, and walking around museums, gardens, aquariums, and zoos.
Katie Thompson, 1L, 1L Representative, Class of 2025, (She/Her)
Katie is a 1L at Lewis & Clark Law School. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2021 with a BS in psychological and brain sciences and a BA in political science, she worked on a farm in Oregon and a homestead in Washington. Experiencing the effects of farming on the environment firsthand, she became galvanized to protect the planet through sustainable agriculture practices. In her free time, Katie likes hunting for Bigfoot, thrifting at the Goodwill bins, playing board games, and perfecting the craft of a good law school joke
Bailey Grinter, 1L, 1L Representative, Class of 2025, (she/her)
Bailey Grinter is a 1L at Lewis & Clark Law School. Bailey grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2021 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Her passion for the environment and making a difference inspired her to pursue a legal career. In her personal time, Bailey loves spending time with her cats, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Juliette Liu, 1L, 1L Representative, Class of 2025, (She/Her)
Juliette is a 1L at Lewis & Clark Law School. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies and a minor in Food Systems. She has worked with the United States Department of Justice as a policy intern and is interested in wildlife conservation and endangered species protection. In her free time, Juliette enjoys trail running and songwriting.
Brian Aguilar, 1L, 1L Representative, Class of 2025, (He/Him)
Brian Aguilar was born and raised in Guam and graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Japanese Studies. Prior to law school, he worked in fashion marketing and product training. Brian is interested in environmental law, climate justice, and protecting the ancestral land and water of indigenous peoples, especially in the Western Pacific. In his free time, he enjoys watercolor painting, making clothes, and outrigger canoeing.
Altamush Saeed, LLM, LLM Representative, (He/Him)
Altamush is an Animal/Environmental/Human rights lawyer from Pakistan currently pursuing an Animal Law LLM at Lewis & Clark Law School. Since 2016, Altamush has been operating a nonprofit Charity Doings Foundation which aims to make the world a better place for all life, be it human, animal, or the environment. He also serves as Animal Welfare Ambassador for Comprehensive Disaster Response Services. Prior to Lewis and Clark, he also holds an LLM from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts and Law from Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is very grateful to SIEL and LC for providing such an amazing environment to learn and work.