Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

THE ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND was born of a bold and singular vision: that the lives and interests of animals in research labs, on farms, in the wild and in our own communities -- would one day be recognized and protected by law. Thanks to the groundbreaking efforts of hundreds of dedicated attorneys and our more than 100,000 members and supporters, that day draws closer.

Since 1979, the ALDF has been pushing the U.S. legal system to end the abuse and cruelty visited upon countless millions of animals each year. We have won precedent-setting victories and continue to raise awareness among judges and prosecutors of animals' rights to freedom from captivity, violence and exploitation. As pioneers in the field of animal law, we have blazed the trail for tougher laws, tougher enforcement and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. We are also working to help animals worldwide through our active participation in CITES, the Convention onInternational Trade in Endangered Species. We have made great strides during the past two decades, but we have really just begun to make the case for those who can not speak on their own behalf. Together, we can win lasting justice. SALDF Constitution and ByLaws

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2016-2017 Executive Board

Alexis Montiglio President
William 'Trace' Norvel Vice President
Rachael Kamlet Treasurer
Francesco Ferro Secretary
Erik Bower Public Representative

Faculty Advisors

Phyllis Coleman Professor of Law

General Members

  • Joseph Abdel
  • Leal Alberto
  • Romano Alexandria
  • Vivian Arenas
  • Victoria Armstead
  • Marlee Arnold
  • Steven Avalon
  • Esther 'Esty' Babani
  • Natalie Badillo
  • Melissa Baum
  • Chandeline Belony
  • Gracie Berlin
  • Luis Brito
  • Michelle Brown
  • Yvette Calle
  • Alana Cano
  • Zack Chikovsky
  • Priolo Courtney
  • Caitlin Damone
  • Brianna DeAngelo
  • Leah DeFilippo
  • Marina El-Khaliry
  • Vanessa Fonts
  • Marcos Guerrero
  • Yessly Herrera
  • Taylor Jones
  • Aimee Karnavas
  • Shamayim 'Sasha' Kaskel
  • Raven King
  • Susan Kufdakis
  • Melinda Leary
  • Mel Levine
  • Haydee Mansoori
  • Lauren Matta
  • Leary Melinda
  • Sara Mellette
  • Stephanie Merchant
  • Brown Michelle
  • Victoria Newman
  • D'Anna Nicole
  • Diana Novo
  • Francesca Olivier
  • Tayane Oliviera
  • Mike Onatsko
  • Paola Palma
  • Brandon Polsky
  • Gina Riahi
  • Wheeler Robert
  • Maria Romero
  • Claudia Rubio
  • Nicole Sackrin
  • Braden Schlosser
  • Ashley Sefchok
  • Trevor Selph
  • Saamia Shaikh
  • Jordan Snyder
  • Joseph Solazzo
  • Hunter Sundberg
  • Jones Taylor
  • Jennifer Trunk
  • Betty Verdecia
  • Matt Weinstein
  • Melissa Welsch
  • Laura Zagarra