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Kate Barnekow Clinical Fellow

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Kate Barnekow graduated from Harvard Law School in 2019, where she served as Co-President of the Animal Law Society and as an Article Editor for the Journal of Law and Gender. During her time as a law student, she worked as a legal intern for the Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing), and PETA; as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Kristen Stilt; and as a Research Assistant for Professor Jonathan Lovvorn. She was awarded the Dean’s Scholar Prize in Animal Law and received the Animal Law & Policy Program Writing Prize upon graduation.

Before law school, Kate received a Fulbright Award to Ireland, where she earned a Master of Arts in Sexuality Studies from Dublin City University and wrote a dissertation examining coverage of sexual assault trials in the Irish media. She graduated magna cum laude from Rollins College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies.

After returning to Harvard Law School in 2020 to take on the role as Clinical Fellow with the Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Kate went on to become Staff Attorney in the Animal Protection Litigation division of the The Humane Society of the United States in 2022.

Below you can see a selection of news related to Kate’s work with the Clinic, and media stories in which she has been mentioned or quoted.

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