The Global Law Alliance specializes in wildlife protection, biodiversity conservation, climate change, oceans and fisheries, and trade and the environment. The Global Law Alliance regularly provides legal assistance to clients and partners involved in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and more.
The Global Law Alliance also provides legal advice and analysis concerning the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), its successor, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), and the World Trade Organization, as well as the World Heritage Convention, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on Migratory Species, and other conservation treaties. In addition to our work under international environmental legal frameworks, the Global Law Alliance provides innovative legal support for governments and others looking to strengthen their animal and environmental laws. For example, the Global Law Alliance has worked with government officials and partner organizations in Malawi, Angola, Bolivia, Peru, and several West African countries to build local capacity in the fight against wildlife trafficking.
Students in our two clinics (the International Animal and Environmental Law Clinic for JD students and the International Wildlife Law Clinic for LLM students) participate in the work, becoming effective advocates through training and practical experience.