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8th Annual

National Animal Law Competitions

Harvard Law School

February 25-27th, 2011



View the official competition announcement, including information about travel grants available from Animal Legal Defense Fund.

The National Animal Law Competitions (NALC) are an inter-law school competition presented by the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark and hosted by the Harvard Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.  NALC provides law students from across the United States an opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of animal law while honing their written and oral advocacy skills.  The event is comprised of three separate competitions:

  • Legislative Drafting & Lobbying Competition;
  • Closing Argument Competition; and
  • Appellate Moot Court Competition.

This year, over seventy law student competitors will represent nearly thirty of our nation’s best law schools at NALC.  We look forward to welcoming both them and their coaches to Harvard Law School.

We are also thrilled to once again have incredible guest judges volunteering their time and expertise to make this event fun, educational, and successful.  We are especially excited to welcome our three federal judges who will preside over the final round of the Appellate Moot Court Competition on Sunday.  They are:

  • Judge D. Brooks Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Chief Judge Roslyn O. Silver, United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

* We invite the public to attend the final competition rounds taking place in Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall of Harvard Law School on Sunday, February 27th.  Final competition rounds start at 10:45 a.m. and will run until 2:30 p.m., with the NALC Awards Ceremony to follow.  For details, please check the competition schedule.

** If you live in the Boston area and are interested in volunteering, please contact Liberty Mulkani at lmulkani@lclark.edu .