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Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)


Our Mission: Helping Animals through the Law

As the very first student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, LC SALDF is devoted to enhancing the welfare and legal status of all nonhuman animals. Our primary goal is to educate ourselves and others concerning the issues and laws that affect animals and to influence positive change.

What We Do:

We seek to provide a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship, aiming to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system, and striving to raise the profile of the animal law field.  

We coordinate opportunities for animal law pro bono work, community service, and activism, and we hold many informative and celebratory events throughout the year that promote critical thinking about animals’ various relationship to humans and exploration of our legal duties to the animals in those relationships. Additionally, we play in integral role in planning and hosting the annual Animal Law Conference, the nation’s first and longest-running conference dedicated to animal law.

Get Informed:

Whether you’re interested in a career in animal law or simply want to join the number of growing voices concerned about animals’ well-being, join our email list by clicking on the link to the right.

Contact Us:

If you’d like to learn more about the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at Lewis & Clark, feel free to get in touch with any our of our board members, who would be more than happy to share their experiences about our close-knit group and what LC SALDF does throughout the year. If you’re a prospective student interested in animal law and would like a personalized tour, we’d love to show you around! Just contact us at


November 26th, 2015

February 6th, 2016