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Wildlife Law Program Staff

Legal Internship Opportunities: Summer 2014. Read more here.



The Director of the Wildlife Law Program is Michael Harris.  For 18 years he has worked as an environmental law attorney, much of the time working directly on litigation to protect wildlife and natural ecosystems.  Michael received a B.A. in Environmental and Political Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, California, a M.S.L. from Vermont Law School, and a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley, where he was an Executive Editor for the Ecology Law Quarterly. Before coming to Friends of Animals, Michael was an Associate Professor at the University of Denver, where he directed the school’s Environmental Law Clinic. 



Jennifer Barnes is an associate attorney in the Wildlife Law Program.  She graduated from University of Denver Sturm College of Law in May 2013 with Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law.  Jennifer has lived in Michigan, Utah, Oregon, and Colorado. She loves spending times outdoors and went to law school because she believes all people and species deserve the right to be heard in our legal system. She is thrilled to be working with Friends of Animal and to promote the respectful view of non-human animals.




Jessica Werber is Of Counsel to the Wildlife Law Program and located in Washington D.C.. She has over 10 years of environmental science, law, and policy experience in the public sector. Jessica received a B.S. in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego, a J.D. from Vermont Law School, and an LL.M. from The George Washington University Law School. Jessica's strength in developing creative legal solutions positions her to be a strong advocate for wildlife protection. At home, Jessica takes care of an adorable, adopted guinea pig and a very happy betta fish. 


AubynAubyn Royall is a legal extern in the Wildlife Law Program and a third-year law student at University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. Originally from the East Coast, she has worked to promote animal welfare since childhood and hopes to extend that into her law career. Aubyn serves as the Fundraising Chair on the Board of Directors at the Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue and volunteers for Vegan Outreach. 



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