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Center for Animal Law Studies

International Animal Law

Advocating for Animals Around the Globe

Our International Animal Law Program elevates the animal law field by fostering its development around the world. We foster relationships with professors, students, lawyers, judges, scholars, and practitioners to enhance animal law education and advocacy. To this end, we collaborate to create workshops, trainings, and conferences and support practitioners working in-country through our microgrant program. 

Additionally, we offer full and partial scholarships for international candidates to attend our Animal Law LLM Program. These scholarships are the foundation for all we do because the ability to study animal law proves out of reach for many international animal advocates. Through our generous scholarships, foreign attorneys can take the substantive legal knowledge and practical skills they gain in our LLM Program back to their countries to inspire change for animals. To date, we have welcomed 20 U.S. students and 32 international students from Australia, Bolivia, Chile, China, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe. 

Upon graduation, our Animal Law LLM alumni engage in transformational work for animals. Our talented LLM graduates make a difference for animals in a wide array of areas, including: poaching, conservation, the illegal wildlife trade, prosectution, conservation, environmental sustainability, farmed animal welfare, animals in entertainment, animal law scholarship, and more. CALS supports its graduates after graduation by providing speaking opportunities at global conferences, sponsoring trainings, providing microgrants, and by assisting them in developing innovative approaches to advocate for animals in their home countries.

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