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Center for Animal Law Studies

The Animal Legal Defense Fund

The explosion of interest in the animal law field is in large part thanks to the dedicated work of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).

The history between ALDF and Lewis & Clark Law School is long and rich with both institutions acting as leaders in the animal law field. For this reason, it made perfect sense for ALDF and Lewis & Clark Law School to join forces in 2008 through the creation of the Center for Animal Law Studies, a first-of-its-kind venture. CALS is proud to work in collaboration with the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Lewis & Clark law students reap the benefit by enjoying access to world-class animal law practitioners, scholars, and programs.

Visit the official Animal Legal Defense Fund website.

Watch a short video about ALDF, This is Who We Are: