Career Advice for Aspiring Animal Attorneys

Do you want to work for the animals? Are you interested in obtaining a job as an animal lawyer? Check out our many resources on this subject:

  • If you’re interested in opening your own private practice and incorporating animal law, read Pamela Hart’s article, Animal Law and Your Practice.
  • Check out this advice from Lewis and Clark Law School’s Center for Animal Law Studies Career Center.
  • Wherever you end up working, use your law degree to help animals by joining the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Law Program and signing up for our Volunteer Attorney Network. We use volunteer attorneys to work on a variety of projects including research and citation checking, writing legal information guides, filing amicus briefs, litigating cases, and assisting prosecutors with animal cruelty cases. The amount of work the Animal Legal Defense Fund does would not be possible without pro bono assistance!


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