Animal Law SJD Program

The world’s first and only animal law doctoral program

Intended to be completed in three years, the Animal Law SJD is designed for U.S. and international advanced legal degree holders (LLM in any subject) seeking to dedicate their careers to animal law research, scholarship, teaching, or policy. 

CALS is proud to be able to offer the world’s first and only Animal Law SJD degree alongside its already rich and diverse animal law degree program offerings taught by the field’s leading faculty and practitioners. Representing the brightest minds in this burgeoning field, Animal Law SJD candidates are afforded unparalleled opportunities to grow as researchers, scholars, instructors, policy leads, and more.