CALS is proud to support its Animal Law LLM alumni in their efforts to advance the burgeoning field of animal law in the U.S.. and abroad. Our newly created Global Ambassador Program (GAP) provides a full year of financial support (up to $5,000, with most awards averaging $2,500) for our alumni to pioneer animal law education, advocacy, and outreach through a variety of avenues. For example, alumni may create CALS Satellites (i.e., animal law student groups) at law schools, develop animal law committees at their respective bar organizations, present on new and compelling developments in the animal law field to wide audiences, engage in direct animal advocacy, and through other avenues they deem to be most effective. Alumni selected to participate in a “GAP Year” will become CALS Ambassadors and be invited to speak at future Global Animal Law Summits, which will bring together Animal Law LLM alumni and scholars—whether virtually, on the Lewis & Clark campus, or otherwise.
CALS Animal Law LLM alumni interested in contributing to the success of the GAP and becoming a CALS Ambassador may use this form to articulate their plans for a prospective GAP Year, including specific and detailed efforts, projects, programs, and/or initiatives they will lead, with timelines and anticipated costs. CALS Ambassadors are expected to provide brief quarterly reports detailing their progress and author an end-of-year report highlighting their GAP achievements. Financial assistance will come in the form of a grant, which will be extended to alumni as individuals, as opposed to alumni-related organizations. That said, alumni awarded a GAP grant may partner with an organization whom they are affiliated with to carry out GAP-related projects. Any anticipated partnerships must be disclosed in their GAP proposal. CALS Ambassadors are eligible to reapply for subsequent years of GAP funding.
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. In addition, GAP proposals that inure to the benefit of organizations that employ current Lewis & Clark employees or on which current Lewis & Clark employees sit as board or advisory members will not be considered. Lewis & Clark employees and affiliates are also ineligible.
Applications for the second round of the GAP are due August 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the GAP committee’s decision by August 15, 2021, and their GAP Year will run from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Questions regarding the GAP should be addressed to the Director of the Global Animal Law Program, Dr. Rajesh K. Reddy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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