5 Ways to Get Involved in Animal Law during Law School

Posted by Kelly Levenda, Staff Attorney on August 28, 2015

Welcome back, law students! Are you interested in animal law? Check out our suggested ways to get involved in this innovative and growing field.

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1. Join or start a Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapter!

This is a great way to connect with liked-minded students and spread awareness of animal protection issues. The Animal Legal Defense Fund offers its student chapters assistance through the SALDF Program Guides and project and travel grants. We also provide project ideas, free tabling materials to use at events and meetings, and tons of other resources. If you are already part of your SALDF chapter’s board, please update us on your current officers.

2. Get schooled in animal law!

Over 150 law schools have offered a course in animal law. If your school doesn’t offer one, we can help you get one added to the curriculum.

3. Stay informed!

Sign up for the ALDF Law Student eNewsletter to receive news about animal law events, educational and funding opportunities, and internships and employment.

4. Connect with SALDF on Facebook!

Check out the updates on ALDF’s cases and campaigns and other law student news. If you are a SALDF chapter member, join the National SALDF Discussion Group, which is a forum for chapter members around the world to communicate with each other.

5. Prepare for this school year!

During the fall semester, join ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells for our virtual SALDF Town Hall Meeting and help us raise public awareness about the lack of meaningful laws that protect animals raised for food during ALDF’s Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week.

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