The Second Annual Animal Law Student Legal Writing Competition

The Florida State College of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is hosting its Second Annual “Animal Law Student Legal Writing Competition” (Competition) this year, sponsored by Pets Ad Litem (PAL). PAL was founded by Animal Law Committee Chair Ralph A. DeMeo, and is dedicated to providing humane education and legal and other support for animals in Tallahassee and surrounding areas.

The Competition is open to all law students presently enrolled in or graduated within one year from an accredited Florida law school. The winner is selected through a blind grading competition.  Last year, a FSU College of Law student received a Certificate of Recognition, $500 from PAL, plus publication consideration in a future edition of The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee’s newsletter of an edited version of that student’s Animal Law paper.

Last year, the Competition Committee received 8 entries from students at 3 Florida law schools. The purpose of the Competition is to encourage Animal Law scholarship by law students and a career in Animal Law. We encourage all law students and recent graduates to enter this writing competition.  This year’s Competition Committee includes Ralph A. DeMeo, FSU College of Law Professor and ALC member Tricia Matthews, FDEP attorney and PAL President Bonnie Malloy, and student members of SALDF. For more information, please contact Ralph A. DeMeo or visit the website.