Global Ambassador Program
The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) has been the worldwide leader in animal law education for over a decade. Since accepting our first advanced animal law degree student in 2012, CALS has spread animal law education globally to over 20 countries, a number that continues to grow with each graduating class. Taking what they have learned in our one-of-a-kind Animal Law LLM program, our impressive list of alumni have risen to leadership positions at prominent animal protection organizations and political parties, prosecuted animal abuse and wildlife crimes, developed animal law curricula, chartered animal protection nonprofits, and become the leading animal law scholars in their respective countries and beyond.
Now, CALS is proud to bolster these efforts on behalf of animals with the launch of our innovative Global Ambassador Program (the “GAP”). Directed by Dr. Rajesh K. Reddy, the GAP will empower and support our graduates as they cultivate animal law education and advocacy both in the U.S. and abroad. Our alumni will have the opportunity to become CALS Ambassadors to pioneer animal law education through advocacy and outreach in the U.S. and their home countries by: creating CALS Satellites at law schools, starting animal law committees at their respective bar organizations, presenting on new and compelling animal law developments in the field, engaging in direct animal advocacy, and more. In addition, CALS Ambassadors will be invited to speak at our Global Animal Law Summit, which will reunite CALS alumni and scholars—whether virtually, on the Lewis & Clark Law School campus, or otherwise.
The GAP and its Ambassadors will usher forth a global network of animal law advocates and scholars whose work will advance the interests of animals and further enrich this burgeoning area of the law by supporting the next generation of animal law attorneys. We’re pleased to announce the first round our 2021-2022 Global Ambassadors and their GAP projects!
The application period for the second round of our 2021-2022 GAP awards is now open. Alumni who are interested in participating in the GAP may use this form to submit their application. Recipients of a GAP grant may not use the funding in support or opposition of any political candidate or group of candidates, or for their private interest or benefit. Questions regarding the GAP may be directed to Dr. Reddy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALS is most grateful to Animal Charity Evaluators for providing a Movement Grant and the International Society for Animal Rights to support the GAP.