Storm Estep is entering his third year at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, and is president the Animal Law Society, the school’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapter. Over the past year, the Animal Law Society has raised over $13,000 for local animal organizations and causes within the community of Houston, including the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), aniMeals on Wheels, and the Animal Law Clinic at South Texas College of Law. The group has also continued to present an impressive catalog of animal law speakers. Accordingly, the Animal Law Society was awarded Student Organization of the Year by the law school.
Additionally, while in law school Storm served as a legislative intern with the Best Friends Animal Society, and assisted in lobbying efforts during the Texas legislative session. He also served as an editor of the Texas Animal Law Journal. In his personal life, he is involved with companion animal fostering and vegan outreach and advocacy. In the future, Storm hopes to use his law degree to lobby for changes in the law that will provide greater protection for animals, as well as providing legal assistance to animal rights activists.