Ben Rankin Co-President
Born and raised in the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri, Ben is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he majored in Political Science. After working for a year in litigation as a paralegal, Ben decided to attend law school to advance environmental justice and wilderness conservation. Since then, he has advocated against animal agriculture as an intern at Farm Sanctuary, fought to protect wildlife as a student attorney in the Animal Law and Policy Clinic, and worked to conserve carnivore species as a clerk at the Center for Biological Diversity. While not tending to his indoor garden, brushing up on chess openings, or cooking, Ben serves as Co-President of the Animal Law Society and will be a teaching fellow of Wildlife Law this fall.