Journal Board - Volume XV


Seven individuals make up the editorial board for the Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law. Together, in conjunction with a team of associate editors, this group will produce volume XV of the Journal.

Kelsey VanderMeer, Editor-in-Chief

Kelsey VanderMeer is currently a third-year law student at Michigan State University College of Law. In addition to the Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law, she is an active member of the Low Income Tax Clinic. She currently works for Jackson National Life Insurance in the Legal Investigations, Regulatory Enforcement, and Litigation department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University with a second major in Criminal Justice from the School of Social Science at Michigan State.


Simerdeep Kaur, Executive Editor 

Simerdeep is a third-year law student at Michigan State University College of Law and is from California. She worked as a Legal Extern at the Office of the State Appellate defender and is active in the MSU Civil Rights clinic.


Billie DeShone, Communications Editor & Notes Editor

Billie DeShone is a third-year law student at Michigan State University College of Law. Billie is from Saginaw, Michigan and has been a member of the Law Musical Theater Revue for nearly 3 years. This year she is the marketing director. She is also on the board of the Triangle Bar Association and has been a student ambassador for admissions since 1L year. Billie works at Legal Services of South Central Michigan in Lansing and hopes to practice Housing Law when she graduates.


Elaina Cipcic, Business Editor

Elaina is a part-time law student at Michigan State University College of Law while working as a paralegal at a firm in Grand Rapids. Elaina currently lives in Grand Rapids with her fiancé and two kittens. Elaina is interested in pursuing a career where she can practice both corporate and environmental law.


Jamileh Naboulsi, Managing Editor

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Jamileh Naboulsi is a third-year from Michigan State College of Law. She is from the Greater Detroit area.



Matthew Danielson, Articles Editor


Matthew Danielson is a third-year law student at Michigan State College of Law. He is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, with degrees in Political Science and English. Here at MSU Matthew is active in the Low Income Tax Payer Clinic and is a member of the Business and Securities Institute, the Public Interest Law Society, and the Tax Law Society. In law school, Matthew has worked for the National Society of Compliance Professionals, and Tax Analysts. When not at school Matthew plays the violin and cares for his tropical fish


Jessica Shymanski, Articles Editor

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Jessica Shymanski is currently a third-year law student at Michigan State University College of Law. In addition to the Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law, she was a clinician at the Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayers Clinic and is a Lexis Associate for LexisNexis. Currently, she is employed by First American Title- National Commercial Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Wayne State University.


Professor David Favre, Faculty Advisor

David Favre is a professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law. Over the past thirty years, Professor Favre has written several articles and books dealing with animal issues including such topics as animal cruelty, wildlife law, the use of animals for scientific research, and international control of animal trade. His books include the case book "Animal Law: Welfare, Interest, and Rights" (2nd ed.) and "Animal Law and Dog Behavior and International Trade in Endangered Species." He also has presented to international audiences on these topics.  He created and is editor-in-chief of the largest animal legal web resource, www.animallaw.info. Now residing on a farm in lower Michigan, Professor Favre shares his space with sheep, chickens and the usual assortment of dogs and cats.