NALC is an inter-law school competition presented by the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark, in collaboration with the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
NALC provides law students from across the United States an opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of animal law while honing their written and oral advocacy skills. The event is comprised of three separate competitions:
- Legislative Drafting & Lobbying Competition
- Closing Argument Competition
- Appellate Moot Court Competition
NALC is held annually in February at a rotating host law school. Students and judges arrive on Friday evening, compete all day Saturday, and the final rounds take place on Sunday afternoon.
Competitors may register for any two of the three events comprising the National Animal Law Competitions. A separate registration fee is required for each individual competition. Only the Legislative Drafting & Lobbying Competition is open to first year law students. Registration opens in early fall semester.