Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter of the Year Award

Posted by Kelly Levenda, ALDF Animal Law Program Fellow on September 11, 2013

saldf_dStudent Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters play an instrumental part in shaping tomorrow’s animal law attorneys and raising the awareness of animal law. They do this through activities such as holding fundraisers for animal sanctuaries, screening films, organizing conferences and speakers, and participating in in leafleting and tabling.

To show our great appreciation for all the work SALDF chapters do, ALDF will be giving out a Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter of the Year Award at the Annual Animal Law Conference for the first time this year. The award will celebrate a SALDF chapter that has shown excellence in its efforts to advance the field of animal law and animal advocacy through innovative projects and initiatives both on and off campus. This award provides an exciting and first of its kind opportunity for a chapter to be recognized for its deep commitment to animals.

If you are a SALDF member and would like to be considered for this award, your SALDF chapter must describe how, during the 2012-2013 academic year, it met one or more of the following criteria:

Demonstrate how the Chapter raised animal law awareness to other law students, the law school, and/or the broader campus community;

  1. Describe one or more pioneering projects or initiatives the Chapter spearheaded that advanced the field of animal law or otherwise directly benefited animals;
  2. Describe any other activity the Chapter believes demonstrated exceptional dedication to the field that either advanced animal law or otherwise directly benefited animals.

A committee comprised of representatives from Animal Law Conference co-hosts Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Center for Animal Law Studies, and the Lewis & Clark Law School SALDF will review submissions and select a winner. The Lewis & Clark Law School SALDF is prohibited from being considered for this award. Submissions must be 250 words or less, and be received no later than 5 pm (PST) on Sunday, September 15th. Please email your submission today to Lindsay Kadish at I encourage all SALDF chapters to apply!

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