JD Program

The most robust Animal Law Program in the world

JD students at Lewis & Clark Law School have access to the most extensive animal law curriculum in the world—offering more than 25 diverse animal law courses, with 18 distinct courses in rotation each year. JD students may also specialize in animal law by earning an Animal Law Certificate upon graduation. 

JD students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through experiential learning, serve as editors on the Animal Law Review, and join the board of the Lewis & Clark Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter

Admissions  Animal Law Certificate
  • The Portland legal community, especially with the different diverse affinity groups, is tight-knit.

    Rianka Macwan
    Naperville, Illinois | JD ’24
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  • L&C has the best Animal Law program in the world and it is mind-boggling to me still that such an incredible program, faculty, and curriculum exists.

    Emily Boden Torres
    Scarsdale, New York | JD ’24
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  • L&C has the best programs for both animal and environmental law, as well as amazing clinics, extremely well-reputed and kind professors, and a welcoming student body.

    Ananya Raghavan
    Cerritos, California | JD ’25
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