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Center for Animal Law Studies

Animal Law Clinics

The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to offer three groundbreaking animal law clinics!


Animal Law Clinic

The original Animal Law Clinic (established in the fall of 2008) serves as a comprehensive training ground for students interested in the full range of policy and related work to benefit the field of animal law and encourage consideration of the interests of animals in legal decision-making through the direct representation of clients. Clinical Professor Kathy Hessler is the Director of the Animal Law Clinic.


Animal Law Litigation Clinic

The Animal Law Litigation Clinic (established in the fall of 2019) offers cutting edge litigation training for the next generation of lawyers so they can advocate for animals in the courtroom and develop creative ways to establish and expand the legal protections and rights of farmed animals. Assistant Clinical Professor Delcianna Winders is Director of the Animal Law Litigation Clinic.

Pangolins are the world's most trafficked mammal.International Wildlife Law Clinic

The International Wildlife Law Clinic (established in the spring of 2020) is a collaboration of CALS with the #1 ranked Environmental Law Program and provides a forum for Animal Law LLM students to study international wildlife law in a clinic setting with the goal of advancing the protection of wildlife across the globe. Clinical Professor Erica Lyman is Director of the International Wildlife Law Clinic.



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