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Animal Law Course – Emergency Course Grants

Through its Animal Law Program, the Animal Legal Defense Fund supports the teaching of animal law in law schools. Recognizing that COVID-19 related budget cuts and faculty layoffs are forcing law schools to cancel elective animal law courses, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is expanding its existing “seed grant” program to also offer emergency grants to law schools who have had to cancel an animal law course for COVID-19 related reasons. Emergency course grants are available to any accredited U.S. law school. Grants will be made for amounts up to $5,000, to be used for faculty compensation. Grantees will be required to submit a report within 60 days of the end of the semester in which the course is taught. Grants may be awarded for fall, spring, or summer semester courses. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis while grant funds are available.

Law students and faculty are encouraged to apply, but all applications must receive appropriate institutional approval before they are submitted. Only complete applications will be considered. If you have questions, please contact Priscilla Rader, Education Program Manager.

To apply, please submit the form below and return it to Priscilla Rader.

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