Animal Legal Defense Fund Litigation Program Clerkships for Fall and Spring 2013

Fall and Spring 2013-2014:

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system.  Since 1981, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has won precedent-setting victories that have expanded legal protections for companion animals, wildlife, animals in research labs, and those on factory farms.

During the school year, six promising law students are given the opportunity to learn more about animal law by participating in the Animal Legal Defense Fund Litigation Program Clerkships.

Clerkships are for approximately 28 weeks (fall and spring semester). Students are expected to commit 15 hours per week to the clerkship, all of which may be done remotely. The start date is flexible (dependent upon the student’s schedule). Clerkships are open to second- and third-year students only. Compensation is $15 per hour. (Subject to the student’s preference, they may instead structure the clerkship as an unpaid, for-credit externship or as a volunteer position to meet a curricular pro bono requirement.)

The application deadline for these positions is June 1, 2013. The positions will remain open until filled.

For additional information on how to apply, etc., please visit the website.