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Center for Animal Law Studies

Global Animal Law

Advocating for Animals Around the Globe

Our Global Animal Law Program elevates the animal law field by fostering its development around the world. We forge relationships with professors, students, lawyers, judges, scholars, and practitioners to enhance animal law education and advocacy. We collaborate to create workshops, trainings, and conferences, and support practitioners working in-country.

The overarching mission of the Global Animal Law Program is carried out through four individual initiatives. The first is the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment (Global Law Alliance), an innovative collaboration between Lewis & Clark’s Center for Animal Law Studies and Environmental Law Program. The Global Law Alliance leverages the efforts of two groundbreaking legal clinics to protect both animals and the environment through the development, implementation, and enforcement of international law.

The second is CALS’ one-of-a-kind Global Ambassador Program (GAP). The GAP features and furthers the tireless animal protection efforts of our international Animal Law LLM alumni through financial and other support. Alumni who take part in the GAP bear the title of “CALS Ambassadors” and pioneer animal law education through advocacy and outreach back in their home countries, and beyond.

Third is our Global Educational Outreach and Support initiative, which provides capacity-building assistance to partners in primarily developing countries who address animal welfare, protection, and conservation, with a focus on education and legal practice.

Fourth is CALS’ Visiting International Research Scholar Program, which welcomes law professors and legal scholars from around the world to Lewis & Clark Law School. In addition to working on their own animal law research, visiting scholars immerse themselves in our community and actively participate in our programs, including auditing courses, giving presentations, interacting with students and faculty, and more.