Jaimie Cavanaugh



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Jaimie Cavanaugh is an attorney at the Institute for Justice Minnesota office.

Before joining IJ, Jaimie practiced public interest law at Mountain States Legal Foundation for five years. While there, Jaimie fought to protect private property rights and advocated for a limited and ethical government in both state and federal courts. Her work included constitutional challenges to municipal zoning ordinances and overzealous federal administrative agency action. She also gained experience practicing before administrative boards such as the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the U.S. Interior Board of Land Appeals.

Jaimie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Linguistics and German and her J.D. from the University of Colorado. During law school, she served as co-President of the Federalist Society and was an Associate Editor of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. Following law school, Jaimie completed a judicial fellowship with Justice Monica M. Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court and interned for Exxon Mobil in Hanover, Germany.

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