Emily Davidsohn joined the Investigations Department at the Oregon Humane Society in 2010 as an attorney and Investigations Case Coordinator. She manages the department’s criminal animal abuse and neglect cases from citation through prosecution and works as the department’s liaison with district attorneys throughout the state. In the 2011 legislative session, Emily drafted and presented testimony in support of bills banning shark finning and including animals in domestic violence protection orders. She also coordinates and supervises the department’s legal internship program.
Emily received her Juris Doctor and Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont, where she served as the co-chair for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Administrative and Development Editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.
As a law clerk for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Emily researched a wide variety of substantive and procedural issues in support of animal cruelty prosecutions pending across the United States.