2018 New Voices in Animal Law Writing Contest
Animal Legal Defense Fund
This contest is closed. Read the winning essay by Laurel Tallent.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce the Winter/Spring 2018 New Voices in Animal Law Writing Contest! This contest is open to all student chapter* members.** Applicants are encouraged to pull from their personal experiences and craft a narrative that demonstrates understanding, reflection, and insight into the current state of animal law as well as what the future may hold.
What victory for animals in the last few years has made you most optimistic about the future of animal law, and why?
All entries must be submitted to Priscilla Rader (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, April 23, 2018.
Must be a law student at time of the entry deadline.
Essays must be a minimum of 3 pages, single-spaced. There is no maximum page length.
Entries must be submitted as a PDF.
Please include your name, school, year in school and email on the entry.
The first place winner will receive a $500 cash prize and the winning essay will be featured on the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s website.
Runner-up submissions may be selected to be featured on the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s website.
**The award for the writing contest is generously funded by a grant aimed at creating opportunities for student chapter members.
Read last year’s winning essay by Emily Bowen here.
A series of billboards, in English and Spanish, are launching near slaughterhouses across the country — offering an online tip portal where industrial animal agriculture workers can report any concerns. Joaquin Phoenix partnered with the Animal Legal Defense Fund in offering and promoting ReportAnimalAg.com to allow individuals to remain anonymous.July 6, 2020 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the preeminent legal advocate for animals, released the first in a series of white papers providing policy recommendations to reduce our heightened risk from zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 and the next global pandemic, which need only a human-animal interaction to arise.June 30, 2020 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has launched a series of billboards, in English and Spanish, surrounding the JBS slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colorado — offering an online tip portal where industrial animal agriculture workers can report any concerns, including worker safety, animal abuse and depopulation, and illegal disposal of animals’ bodies.June 30, 2020 Press Release