Emergency Response Scholarships
Scholarships are now available to Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter members experiencing financial hardship due to world events.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund recognizes that law students now face unique and additional stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic, including financial stress that might increase barriers to continuing in law school. The Animal Legal Defense Fund Emergency Response Scholarships are available to Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter members who have shown a commitment to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through their chapter and are experiencing a financial hardship due to world events.
How to Apply:
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Applicant must be a member of an active student chapter.
- Applicant must demonstrate outstanding commitment to animal law.
- Applicant must have financial need during 2020-2021 academic year.
- Submit application materials to email@example.com with the subject line “Emergency Response Scholarships.”
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applicants must submit:
- A brief explanation of financial need (one-page maximum).
- A brief explanation of animal law involvement (two-page maximum).
- Current academic transcript (unofficial is accepted).
- Two listed references, at least one from a law school faculty member (references from the Animal Legal Defense Fund staff are not permitted) – contact name, title, email, and phone number.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the expansion of its Animal Law Course Grant Program to allow accredited law schools to apply for $5,000 grants to fund new introductory and advanced animal law courses, or existing courses that are in danger of being cancelled due to budget cuts.March 1, 2021 Press Release
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its co-plaintiffs, denying an attempt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit against the agency.February 23, 2021 Press Release
A Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) bill, S.2868/A.4533, which would allow law students and volunteer lawyers to advocate for animal victims in cruelty criminal cases, unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate. The bill is sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.February 19, 2021 Press Release