Laws on Behalf of Paws

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on January 28, 2011

A fantastic article on OregonLive.com discusses the burgeoning field of animal law and how the Animal Legal Defense Fund is providing essential programs and services for law students.

Lewis & Clark Animal Law Clinic Pushes for Laws on Behalf of Paws

Six students participating in a legal clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School are doing their small part to change the world.

Now in its second year, the Animal Law Clinic is one of the few animal-law clinics in the world. The program is at the school’s Center for Animal Law Studies in collaboration with the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

It
represents the growing interest in animal law, a field that’s enjoyed
steady growth over the past decade as people increasingly recognize the
value of their pets.

"Society’s feelings about animals have
changed," says Kathy Hessler, professor and clinic director. "The law’s
evolving to reflect that as well."

Read the full article.