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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 two groundbreaking animal law clinics!

Professor Kathy Hessler teaching students in the Animal Law Clinic.Professor Kathy Hessler teaching students in the Animal Law Clinic. Credit: Erica J MitchellThe original Animal Law Clinic (established in 2008) serves as a comprehensive training ground for students interested in the full range of policy and related work to benefit animals through the direct representation of clients. 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.