ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships Announced

Posted on June 15, 2011

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (ALDF) Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are awarded to second- and third-year law student members of Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters based upon demonstrated commitment to ALDF’s mission – to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Scholarship recipients also act as mentors for their chapters after graduation.

Seven students received the international scholarship this year for their outstanding work in the growing field of animal law: Camille Labchuk, Jenni James, Michelle Newton, Elizabeth Overcash, Cody Carlson, Trevor Smith, and Laura Hagen.

3L Scholarships ($5,000):

Camille Labchuk Camille Labchuk is entering her third year at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Camille has worked on a variety of campaigns including horse slaughter, factory farming and trophy hunting. Read more.
Jenni James Jenni James is entering her third year at the University of Chicago Law School. This summer, Jenni will be clerking for the ALDF’s Litigation Program. Read more.
Michelle Newton Michelle Newton is entering her third year at Seton Hall University School of Law. During Michelle’s first semester at Seton Hall Law, she helped to initiate the school’s first animal law course. Read more.
Elizabeth Overcash Elizabeth Overcash is entering her third year at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Elizabeth founded the school’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter and currently leads it as president. Read more.

2L Scholarships ($2,500):

Cody Carlson Cody Carlson is entering his second year at Brooklyn Law School. He is an active advocate for farmed animal welfare. Read more.
Trevor Smith Trevor Smith is entering his second year at Florida State University College of Law. Trevor is passionate about wildlife conservation and protection. Read more.
Laura Hagen Laura Hagen is entering her second year at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Laura volunteers at clinics providing basic veterinary care to the pets of people who are homeless and in extreme poverty. Read more.

You could be next! Apply for the 2014 scholarship today!