Global Ambassador Program
With over 50 advanced degree alumni from over 20 countries, we have a unique opportunity to expand the field of animal law across the globe and to improve protections for animals.
Our Global Ambassador Program (GAP) aims to empower and support our students after they graduate to continue their animal law education and advocacy in the U.S. and abroad through their own innovative, individual projects.
Every year we invite our Animal Law alumni to submit project proposals that demonstrate an opportunity to make a difference for animals across the globe . The alumni are selected through an application process for a particular project they wish to pursue during their GAP year as CALS Ambassadors.
As CALS Ambassadors, our alumni receive up to $5000 in grant funding, as well as other support for their projects. Since GAP launched in 2020, CALS Ambassadors have chosen a rich variety of animal law issues and tactics to focus on during their GAP year.
The application window for Round 3 can be found here.
Ever Vimbai Chinoda
Wildlife Law Casebook. For wildlife law to develop in Zimbabwe, Ever believes it is important to have statutes and case precedents consolidated in one textbook. She will be focusing on literature development, primarily publishing a wildlife law casebook to be used by students, prosecutors, and magistrates in court to guide their decisions and judgments.
Courtroom Animal Advocate Programs. As the UConn Animal Law Teaching Fellow, Tara is implementing several new projects related to Connecticut’s Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) law—Desmond’s Law. Tara is working with UConn Law Professor Jessica Rubin to implement a new specialized animal cruelty diversionary program to address the absence of an accelerated pretrial rehabilitation program in Connecticut that meets the needs of cruelty offenders. Tara and Professor Rubin are also providing training and support to various states to assist in the implementation of CAAPs nationwide, including the development of a multi-state CAAP implementation guide.