Camila Cossio

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

Camila Cossio is an attorney with the Oregon Law Center's Farmworker Program, where she serves low-income farmworkers throughout Oregon. Her case load includes wage claims, discrimination, sexual harassment, and cases related to occupational health and safety. She is interested in the intersection between worker rights, food justice, environmental justice, and animal protection, and has been a guest speaker at the Minding Animals Conference in Mexico City and has been published in the Animal Studies Journal.

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, Oregon.