Camila Cossio

Scholar, Environment / Animal Defense, Legal Aid, Employment / Labor
Class of 2016

Based in Portland, Oregon, Camila Cossio is a staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity's Endangered Species Program, where she works to secure protections for species and habitat under the Endangered Species Act. She also works with the Center's Open Government Service to ensure government transparency and compliance with open-records laws. Before that, Camila was an attorney with the Oregon Law Center's Farmworker Program, where she litigated employment discrimination claims and advocated for better working and housing conditions for farmworkers.

At Texas Law, Camila was co-president of the Environmental Law Society; co-president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund; and staff editor of the Texas Hispanic Journal for Law & Policy. She worked for the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense in Costa Rica; Compassion Over Killing; the Animal Legal Defense Fund; and The Animal Welfare Institute. After graduating from Texas Law, she earned an LL.M in Animal Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland.