Journal Board - Volume XIII

Five 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 XIII of the Journal.

Morgan Pitz, Editor-in-Chief

Morgan Pitz is a third-year student at Michigan State University College of Law and is proud to serve as Editor-in-Chief for Volume XIII.  Originally from northeastern Wisconsin, Morgan attended the University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point and graduated with a degree in Resource Management Policy, Biology, and Political Science.  Morgan's undergraduate studies led her to attend law school with the goal of bridging the gap between resource management science and policy.  She has interned for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Legal Services of South Central Michigan, and she currently clerks for Church Wyble, PC in Lansing, MI. 

Zach Eddy, Executive Editor & Business Editor

Zach Eddy is a third-year student here at Michigan State University College of Law and is proud to serve as both Executive Editor and Business Editor for Volume XIII.  Growing up in rural, southeast Ohio, Zach attended Marietta College and graduated with a degree in Political Science.  Zach attended law school unsure of what type of law he wanted to practice, but soon came to enjoy natural resources law.  He has interned with the Honorable Phillip J. Green of the Western District of Michigan and the Lansing office of The Nature Conservancy.  Zach spent his second summer of law school as a summer associate at the firm of Bricker & Eckler LLP in Columbus, Ohio and will be returning to the firm full time after graduation.


Jamie Nichols, Managing Editor

Jamie Nichols is a third-year student at Michigan State University College of Law and is proud to serve as Managing Editor for Volume XIII.  A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Jamie attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a dual bachelor of arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy.  He has interned for criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, Social Security, disability, employment discrimination, and prosecution firms/offices.  Jamie plans to take the North and South Carolina bars and serve the people of South Carolina through a career in politics and law.

Sarah McCormick, Articles Editor

Bio coming soon!


Johnny Wisman, Articles Editor & Notes Editor

Johnny Wisman is proudly serving as Articles Editor and Notes Editor for Volume XIII. He is a third-year student who hails from wild and wonderful West Virginia. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in music and theater from Concord University, and he received a Master’s in Teaching from Marshall University. He has interned for a prosecuting attorney and worked at MSU Law’s Civil Rights Clinic. As a result of growing up in West Virginia, which is known for both coal mining and its beautiful, forested mountains, he has an interest in natural resource law, as well as balancing energy production and responsible land use with preserving our delicate ecosystems. 

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, Now residing on a farm in lower Michigan, Professor Favre shares his space with sheep, chickens and the usual assortment of dogs and cats.

Associate Editors

3L Associates: Tonya Price & Jeffrey Van Erp

2L Associates: Delaney Callahan, Nicholas Castro, Alison Kimble, Cassee Layne, Nicole Nelson,  Philip Roberts, Jennifer Smith, Brianna Venturo, Taylor Waters, & Lindsay Weiss