5 Ways to Get Involved in Animal Law during Law School
Welcome back, law students! Are you interested in animal law? Check out our suggested ways to get involved in this innovative and growing field.
1. Join or start an Animal Legal Defense Fund student 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 Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter 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 Animal Legal Defense Fund student 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 Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter Law Student eNewsletter to receive news about animal law events, educational and funding opportunities, and internships and employment.
4. Connect with the Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter on Facebook!
Check out the updates on the Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter’s cases and campaigns and other law student news. If you are an Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter member, join the National 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 Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells for our virtual student capture Town Hall Meeting and help us raise public awareness about the lack of meaningful laws that protect animals raised for food during the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week.
Federal Judge Rules USDA Acted Unlawfully in Denying Petition to Improve the Psychological Well-Being of Primates Used in ResearchOn March 23, 2023, Judge Julie Rubin of the federal district court in Maryland issued a decision, ruling that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) acted unlawfully by denying a petition for rulemaking to improve the standard for the psychological well-being of primates in researchMarch 23, 2023 News
Legal Petition Demands New York Department of Environmental Conservation Revoke Animal Adventure Park Exhibitor LicenseNumerous violations documented at the facility of inadequate animal careMarch 16, 2023 Press Release
Kate Mara to Pay Adoption Fees for All Canine CellMates Dog Graduates in Need of Immediate HomesAlternative sentencing program in Fulton County, Georgia pairs shelter dogs with criminal defendants to offer both training and a second chanceMarch 16, 2023 Press Release