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The Center for Animal Law Studies to Offer World’s First Online Animal Law LLM

The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School is proud to announce the launch of its online Animal Law LLM!

Making Waves: Changing the Status Quo for Aquatic Animals

In this blog, Clinical Professor Kathy Hessler, Director of our Aquatic Animal Law Initiative (AALI) and Animal Law Clinic, and Amy P. Wilson, AALI Fellow, dive into some of the work we are doing to change the status quo for aquatic animals, and how anyone can help protect aquatic animals—even from home!

Take a Summer Course at Lewis & Clark Law - From your Home

Lewis & Clark Law School is offering summer courses via distance learning for 2021!

Re-thinking the Rights of Nature to Encompass New Protections for Wild Animals

Every now and then, a concept emerges with the power to alter orthodoxies. In the legal world, one such concept is the “rights of nature,” an idea that can—and should—encompass new protections for wild animals.

Law Student Ellie Nicoletta Argues in Federal Court

Ellie Nicoletta ’21 argued in front of the federal district court on March 17, 2021, opposing the USDA’s motion to dismiss a case regarding the deregulation of pig slaughterhouses.

Animal Law Litigation Clinic Student Brittany Rowe Speaks Up for Downed Pigs

Law student Brittany Rowe came to Lewis & Clark Law School because of the world-renowned Animal Law Program at the Center for Animal Law Studies. That decision paid dividends when Brittany recently had a rare opportunity: arguing in federal court in cutting-edge litigation aimed at protecting farmed animals.

American Bar Association Calls for the Negotiation of an International Animal Welfare Treaty

The ABA adopted a resolution calling for the U.S. Department of State to lead the negotiation of an international convention for the protection of animals to protect public health, the environment, and animal well-being. Professor Raj Reddy co-authored the resolution.

America’s Big Cat Problem and How You Can Help

There are more tigers locked away in American basements, backyards, and bathrooms than there are left in the wild worldwide. In this blog, Clinical Professors Delcianna Winders and Erica Lyman provide an overview of America’s big cat problem, why it’s detrimental to the animals, and how you can be part of the solution rather than contributing to the problem.

Megan Senatori Becomes the Associate Director at the Center for Animal Law Studies

The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School is excited to announce that Megan Senatori has stepped into the role of Associate Director.

The Center for Animal Law Studies Announces 2021-2022 CALS Ambassadors

This fall, the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) launched the Global Ambassador Program (GAP), a new initiative to further empower and support our talented Animal Law LLM alumni. We’re excited to announce our 2021-2022 CALS Ambassadors and their projects to pioneer animal law education through advocacy and outreach in their home countries and beyond.

Victory Achieved in Preventing the USDA from Worsening Slaughterhouse Conditions for Chickens, with the Help of the Animal Law Litigation Clinic

The Biden Administration recently withdrew a proposed rule that would have increased chicken slaughter line speeds after hearing from some unique experts: the Animal Law Litigation Clinic (ALLC) and its student advocates. In this blog, our Animal Law LLM Candidate, Jessica Chapman, explains how the ALLC achieved this victory.

Tipping the Scales: How Law and Policy Fail Aquatic Animals

In this blog, Clinical Professor Kathy Hessler and Fellow, Amy P. Wilson, of our Aquatic Animal Law Initiative address some of the ways regulatory regimes fail aquatic animals, and do not provide them with the protection they deserve.

The Center for Animal Law Studies Expands Its Team Fighting for Farmed Animals

The Center for Animal Law Studies welcomes Kathryn (Kate) Schultz as its first staff attorney for the Animal Law Litigation Clinic.

Pamela Hart Steps into New Role as Assistant Dean of the Animal Law Program

Pamela Hart became the new Assistant Dean of the Animal Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School on January 1, and will continue to serve as Executive Director for the Center for Animal Law Studies.