The Animal Legal Defense Fund offers scholarships to law students studying in the field of animal law.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund works closely with law students and law professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law. Our work with students seeks to engage students while they are still in law school in animal law and the work of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and to support students as they get a legal education they can use to advocate for animals in the legal system in the future. Scholarships are a significant aspect of our student support. The scholarships help students advance the field of animal law while in law school and after graduation. The scholarships are also critical to ensure that animal law across the country is being represented by more diverse voices – building a more inclusive movement that benefits the well-being of animals. The secondary goal of the scholarships is to benefit law students and to support their ongoing engagement in animal law leadership.
Scholarships provided by the Animal Legal Defense Fund include:
The Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships
The Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are available to law student members of our Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters. Applicants must 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. This scholarship is for one year only and range from $2,500 to $5,000.
HBCU Scholarship Program
The Animal Legal Defense Fund awards three $25,000 scholarship packages and paid clerkships to rising second-year students at Howard University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and Florida A&M College of Law. The goal of these scholarships is to remove barriers to law school, and to ensure more diverse voices are being represented within the animal protection movement. Providing resources and opportunities to members of historically disadvantaged and marginalized communities is critical to our mission.
Center for Animal Law Studies Summer School Scholarships
In 2021, the Animal Legal Defense Fund offered 10 scholarships for law students to take summer Animal Law courses through the Lewis & Clark Law School Center for Animal Law Studies. These scholarships provided opportunities for students from other law schools to take advantage of the advanced Animal Law courses offered by Lewis & Clark Law School. Scholarships covered the full tuition of a 2-credit course.
How HBCU Law Students Can Make a Difference for Animals – and Help Vulnerable Communities Along the WayThe Animal Legal Defense Fund recently announced two new $25,000 scholarships and paid clerkships to be awarded annually to second-year law students at the Howard University School of Law and North Carolina Central University School of Law.April 27, 2021 Article
The $25,000 scholarship is available to a second-year law student at the University, and includes a clerkship with the nonprofitFebruary 3, 2021 Press Release
Animal Legal Defense Fund and North Carolina Central University School of Law Partner to Offer Scholarship and ClerkshipThe $25,000 scholarship is available to a second-year law student at the University, and includes a clerkship with the nonprofitApril 5, 2021 Press Release