Animal Law Clinics
The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to offer three groundbreaking animal law clinics!
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.
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.
Through the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment, we offer two international wildlife law clinics—one designed for JD students and one designed for our Animal Law LLM students. These clinics provide an opportunity for students to work on projects that advance the protection of wildlife across the globe. Clinical Professor Erica Lyman teaches both clinics and is the Director of the Global Law Alliance.