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Animal Law Opportunities

Animal Legal Defense Fund Opportunities

At the Animal Legal Defense Fund, we want to help students find a meaningful way to merge their passion for animals with their profession. There are many ways for law students and new graduates to get involved! Apply for a clerkship or fellowship, submit an essay for our writing contest, or apply for a scholarship. Check out our Opportunities in Animal Law packet for even more suggestions on how to get active in this dynamic and cutting-edge area of the law.


  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Washington Roadside Zoo

    Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against Olympic Game Farm, a roadside drive-through zoo in Sequim, Washington, for maintaining animals in squalid conditions in violation of the Endangered Species Act and state animal protection laws.
    December 18, 2018 Press Release
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund: 2018 Year in Review

    As 2019 approaches, we’re looking back at our biggest legal victories for animals over the last 12 months. These are just a few highlights – watch the video from Executive Director Stephen Wells to learn about all the legal advances we made for animals.
  • Update on the Farm Bill

    This week the Farm Bill was approved by the U.S. House and Senate. The bill includes important provisions that will protect animals, and most importantly, does not contain the King amendment.
    December 13, 2018 News