Student Chapter Spotlights

Read about what our student chapters are up to in our SALDF Chapter Spotlight Series. If you are a member of a SALDF chapter or considering forming one, the spotlights can give you some good ideas for projects!

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National Justice for Animals Week 2014 was a huge success! Overall, 34 chapters participated. Many chapters tabled and held bake sales to fundraise for ALDF, another participated in a letter …

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The George Washington University Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is an active, diverse organization that has made its focus appealing to the entire student body.

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Florida Coastal School of Law’s Animal Law Society (ALS), a student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), has been proudly promoting awareness of animal law issues and policies by providing a forum for education and advocacy, on and off-campus, since 2005.

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This chapter spotlight was submitted by Zach Ferguson, former University of North Carolina Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) president and 2013 recipient of an ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship.

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Golden Gate University's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) has rapidly increased in attendance, size, and interest over the past year.

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This spotlight was submitted by Matthew Hamity, co-director of the Berkeley Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) and 2013 recipient of an ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship.

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The Animal Law Society (“ALS”) at South Texas College of Law is a Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter founded in 2005. Since its creation, the ALS has become one …

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The Animal Law Society is UCLA’s SALDF chapter, comprised of several officers and a wider group of UCLA law students interested in animal legal issues. We work closely with the …

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This spotlight was submitted by Gina Miller, past president and alumni board member of the University of Baltimore School of Law SALDF chapter. In the fall of 2008, I started law school …

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This spotlight was submitted by Sharon Discorfano, founder and former president of the University of Arizona SALDF chapter. In the summer of 2009, just before starting at the James E. Rogers …

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This spotlight was submitted by Andrew Imperiale, Blair King (vice president), and Tim Martin (president) of the Barry University School of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. During the summer of …

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This spotlight was submitted by Danielle Duffield, president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. With the support of a generous grant …

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This spotlight was submitted by Melissa Oosterhof, president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During the 2009 fall semester, concerned students …

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This spotlight was submitted by Kristina Moen, president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter at Northwestern University School of Law. In April 2010, Northwestern Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund …

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This spotlight was submitted by Bettina Hollis, secretary of the St. John's University Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. St. John's law students formed the St. John's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) …

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This spotlight was submitted by Natalie Prosin, president of Boston College Law School SALDF. The beginning of my first year of law school brought many school events, including the student organization fair. …

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This spotlight was submitted by Anne Card, president of the Animal Law Society, Chapman University School of Law. Chapman's Animal Law Society Raises Over $1,100 for Local Animal Welfare Group This past …

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This spotlight was submitted by Kristen Schlemmer, vice president of the Tulane University Law School SALDF. SALDF's Tulane chapter members began their fall with an unexpected hurricane evacuation but returned to …

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This spotlight was submitted by Robyn Katz, president of the Texas Tech Law School SALDF. In September 2007, I received some startling news: an undergraduate student was making light of the …

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Chicago-Kent College of Law "Foie Gras Panel" Draws Experts, Large Crowd to Debate How Far the Government Can Go in Legislating What We Eat This spotlight was submitted by Joshua …

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This spotlight was submitted by Susan Pickle, President of the University of Houston SALDF. The SALDF chapter at the University of Houston has had its ups and downs this past year, …

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This spotlight was submitted by Vince Field, President of the University of Chicago SALDF. Founded in the Summer of 2008, the Student Chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund of the …

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This spotlight was submitted by Danielle Young, president of the Charleston School of Law SALDF. For more information, please contact Danielle at csolsaldf@gmail.com.  Founded just last spring, Charleston School of Law …

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People for Animal Welfare & Safety (P.A.W.S.) is a newly-established student organization at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the 119th chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense …

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The Student Animal Legal Defense fund (SALDF) at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, is hosting a three-part luncheon speaker series for the fall semester, which was funded …

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Each spring, Boalt Hall Animal Law Society (ALS) hosts an Animal Awareness Week on campus to educate students and faculty at the University of California-Berkeley about issues involving animals in our society, the lack …

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The Ventura College of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter (VCL SALDF) recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. During the last year, Allison Luxenberg, founder and president of the VCL …

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The University of Florida's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapter, which calls itself the Animal Law Association (ALA), is growing. After a short while with minimal activity, ALA is now back …

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Since its creation in Fall 2006, Cornell University's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) has focused on bringing together graduate students across the university to stimulate cross-disciplinary dialogue on issues of animal protection. …

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Formed only a year ago by Amy Cattafi and two other students (now alumni of the university), the Seton Hall Law SALDF is a relatively new chapter. The group was the first of …

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The Brandeis SALDF chapter is the first and only chapter in Kentucky, and since its inception last spring has been very successful in raising awareness regarding animal related legal issues in Kentucky. This …

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The Rutgers University School of Law-Camden Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter was nothing more than an empty space on the Student Organization bulletin board when Amanda Nordstrom and her 1L classmates arrived on …

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Garlic mashed potatoes and tofu turkey for 200 people?  No problem! During the cold and dark pre-exam stress period, when the typical Vermont Law School student's diet has been reduced to …

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Until recently, there was not an animal law course being taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law; the Chicago-Kent SALDF made it their goal to change this. Using a variety of advocacy efforts, including petitioning, …

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The SALDF chapter at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, known on campus as the Animal Law Society (ALS), recently gained some community recognition through …

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On February 12, 2007, the University of Washington SALDF, along with the UW Center for Human Rights and Justice and the Latin@ Law Student Association hosted a forum on the social costs of …

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On December 1, 2006, members of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law hosted their first annual "Picture Yourself With Santa" charity event …

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According to Nicole Roth, former President of the Northwestern Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, she and her co-authors Annie Wallis and Kathleen Sanderson, also SALDF members, always possessed an affinity for animals. Only recently, …

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