Read The “Opportunities in Animal Law” Booklet to Gain Information Regarding Programs and Resources About Animal Law

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has a goal is to assist students who are interested in finding a meaningful way to merge their profession with their passion for animals. For more than 30 years, ALDF has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. This mission is based on the premise that lasting change can only come when the law reflects what most Americans already believe to be true—that abusing an animal is wrong.

Animal Law intersects with “traditional” areas of the law, such as tort, contract, criminal and constitutional law. During the past several years, animal law has gained a stronger foothold in the mainstream legal arena. Additionally, the issues that fill today’s headlines such as dog fighting, pet custody, the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty and food safety issues reflect the rapid growth in the field of animal law. This shift is also reflected in academia. In 2000 there were only nine animal law courses being offered at ABA-accredited law schools, while currently there are more than 145 such courses.

Despite the expediential growth of this field, many law students and attorneys are unaware of the opportunities in this field beyond the classroom. However, if you are interested in this dynamic and cutting-edge area of the law, you can view the “Opportunities in Animal Law” booklet as a resource for students and graduates. In this booklet, you will find information about clerkships, scholarships, project grants, job and pro bono opportunities, law journals, research tools, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters and much more.

To read the “Opportunities in Animal Law” booklet, please ask your CDO advisor or visit the Symplicity Document Library.