Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships
Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are available to law student members of our student chapters and are awarded based upon demonstrated commitment to the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission.
The application period has ended. Please check back spring 2022 for updates.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are available to law student members of our Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters and are awarded based upon demonstrated commitment to Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission, “to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.” Applicants should be committed to the advancement of animal law through active involvement with their student chapter while in law school and anticipated participation in the field after graduation.
A secondary goal of the scholarship is to ensure the recipient’s chapter will remain active and maintain engaged leadership. Therefore, scholarship recipients are encouraged to act as a student chapter advisor to their chapter for up to two years after graduation; this mentorship will help ensure continuity of the chapter and contribute to its ongoing vitality.
Scholarships are for one year only. However, students are eligible to apply for continued funding. Scholarships are not available to students graduating this semester, but 3Ls in a 4-year program are welcome to apply. Scholarship amounts are: $5,000 each for three first place recipients, and $2,500 each to the second-place recipients. (Note: the number of second place recipients is indeterminate and may vary from year to year.)
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