Journal Board - Volume XIV


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 XIV of the Journal.

Jessica Rundle, Editor-in-Chief

Jessica Rundle 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 a member of Inn of Court and Student Ambassadors. Over the past two summers, she has worked in the Michigan Attorney General's Office in the Charitable Trust division and interned with Elder Law of Michigan and Resolution Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Oakland University and a Master of Arts in History from Texas A&M University-Central Texas.


Michael Ricchi, Executive Editor 

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Currently, a third-year law student at Michigan State University College of Law. Michael has Clerked at Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett, P.C.,  Collin County Court at Law 7 under Honorable David Waddill, Childers Shkreli, P.L.L.C., the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, and interned at the Nature Conservancy. He is a member of the MSU Inn of Court, and a competing member of the MSU Board of Advocates Trial Competition Team. Michael attained his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Texas Tech University in May 2016. Michael’s experience has helped him develop strong personal interaction skills, teamwork, time management, and a belief to hold himself to the highest possible standard. 


Kaitlin Mee, Communications Editor & Notes Editor

Kaitlin Mee is a third-year law student at Michigan State University College of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University in Political Science. Kaitlin has interned at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, McLaren Greater Lansing, Jackson National Life Insurance, and the Michigan State University College of Law’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. During undergrad, Kaitlin wrote a thesis on the Allied Paper Landfill Superfund site and the affect of grassroots community advocacy groups.


Elaina Cipcic, Business Editor

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


Katherine Hendricks, Managing Editor

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Katherine Hendricks is a third-year student at Michigan State University College of Law.As a recent graduate from the Real Estate program and College of Business at The Florida State University, she is passionate about several different areas of the law including, but not limited to, real estate, tax, business, and insurance law. She has a strong interest in animal welfare and equitable access to natural resources. She has always had a strong desire to complete her law degree and to practice law. This past summer she was a legal intern in New York City, which provided a valuable learning experience in many different areas of the law. She is planning to take the Uniform Bar Exam in Connecticut in July 2019. 



Danielle Chirdon, Articles Editor

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Danielle is a third-year law student focusing on the intersection of technology, innovation, and business. Her interest in natural resources emanates from studying petroleum engineering prior to law school. Currently, she is also involved in the MSU Hatch, LegalRnD, and is a research assistant. 


Leanne Pregizer, Articles Editor

Leanne Pregizer is a third-year student at Michigan State University College of Law. Leanne is a Spartan through and through, who also completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy at Michigan State University. During her time at MSU College of Law, Leanne has served as a Student Ambassador. Her interest in animal law stems from her love of dogs. 


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.