As a Staff Attorney in the Animal Legal Defense Fund‘s Criminal Justice Program, David B. Rosengard works to ensure that justice is done on behalf of animal cruelty victims through trial support, amicus briefs, legislative efforts, and educational programs.
Beyond his work with ALDF, David publishes on animal law issues, and is an adjunct professor teaching animal law at his alma matter—Lewis & Clark Law School.
While in law school, David focused on animal and criminal law, receiving the law school’s Animal Law Leadership Award. During this period, David clerked for the Center for Animal Law Studies, Co-Directed L&C’s SALDF chapter, was an Animal Law Review Editor-in-Chief, and worked on farmed animal and vegan prisoner issues through the Animal Law Clinic. He also represented the state of Oregon in criminal court on behalf of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office as a certified law student. While completing his LL.M. in Animal Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, David co-taught L&C’s core animal law course, edited and contributed to the second edition of Animal Law in a Nutshell, and worked on identifying legal frameworks supporting expanded prosecution of animal crimes.
Prior to embarking on his legal career, David earned a B.A. in History and Gender Studies from Claremont McKenna College, and worked in higher education, where he focused on community justice, sexual assault prevention and response, peer counseling, crisis management, co-curricular education, and sex-blind housing programs.