Animal Law Clinic

The original Animal Law Clinic (established 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 Clinic provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience working with clients as well the chance to develop their professional skills. 

Students conduct legal research, analysis, writing, work on clinic projects to develop the field of animal law, and encourage consideration of the interests of animals in legal decision-making. Clinic work includes: policy, legislative, transactional, and administrative law work; occasional litigation work; advocacy; negotiation; mediation; ethical practice; and strategic planning. When appropriate, students also work with other lawyers as well as community members, veterinarians, scientists, economists, and other professionals.

Visit the Law Courses Catalog for course details, prerequisites, enrollment and more. The Animal Law Clinic is not being offered during the 2023-24 academic year.