Coronavirus Information and Update: Fall 2021 Plans

In-Person Animal Law LLM Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the in-person Animal Law LLM Program at Lewis & Clark Law School. Interested applicants should ensure they meet the program’s qualifications before beginning this application. Applicants should also ensure they have all required information before beginning the application process, as progress cannot be saved. Please note that all accompanying application documents should be emailed as attachments to the Animal Law Program Coordinator, Rachel O’Flaherty, at alawadmissions@lclark.edu after submitting this form. Those with questions regarding this application or the application process are encouraged to email the Animal Law Program Coordinator.

All fields marked with asterisk (*) are required.

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Personal Information

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Please enter your current mailing address.
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Please enter your permanent mailing address, if different from above.
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International applicants should add country code.
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If international, please enter N/A
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What is your sex?*
This information is being collected pursuant to federal requirements and will be used for demographic purposes only.
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This question is optional. If you choose not to answer, it will not impact your admission decision. This information will not be used for a discriminatory purpose. Your answers will be kept private and secure.
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Required Information for U.S. Applicants

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The U.S. Department of Education requires that we collect data on race and ethnicity in the following manner. Please answer to the best of your ability and indicate any of the following that apply. International applicants may select the first option.

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How do you describe your race and/or ethnicity?
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Required Information for International Applicants

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If not a U.S. citizen, are you a Permanent Resident?
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English Proficiency Requirement
Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate their English proficiency. Alternatively, the English proficiency requirement can be met in one of two ways: if English was the primary language of the student's legal education and the official language of the country in which the university is located or the university is accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency; or with a minimum required IETLS score of 8, or an internet-based TOEFL score of 100. Applicants should indicate the way(s) they meet this criteria.
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Additional Information

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Are you a member of a state bar or admitted to practice law in your country?*
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Example: California - 2009
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Have you served in the armed forces?*
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Answering “yes” to any the three questions below does not automatically disqualify you from consideration for admission.

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Have you been charged, convicted, or forfeited bond or bail in any court proceeding of a criminal nature (including major traffic offenses)?*
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Have you ever been dismissed from or suspended by any school, college, university, or law school?*
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Have you ever been reprimanded, disciplined, sanctioned, suspended or disbarred by any bar association or court?*
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Supplemental Application Materials

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Letters of Recommendation

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After submitting this form, please email the following as PDF documents to the Animal Law Program Coordinator at alawadmissions@lclark.edu.

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(1) Statement of Interest: In 500 words or fewer, explain your objective in pursuing an Animal Law LLM degree. Please be thoughtful in your explanation as to why you believe this degree will be valuable and comment on your long-term professional goals.

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(2) Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Include all colleges, universities, graduate, and professional schools attended. Also include all academic and pertinent professional experience, as well as relevant honors, achievements, awards, etc. Please limit the document to six pages.

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(3) Transcripts: Please attach, as a combined document, a scan of all post-secondary transcripts. Note that all admitted applicants will be required to submit an official transcript for the degree that qualifies them to apply to practice as a lawyer or judge in their home country (JD if in the U.S., otherwise LLB or the equivalent). All transcripts must be in English.

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(5) Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters should be written to help the Admissions Committee evaluate a student's academic capacity, ethical character, writing and research skills, and professional ability as a lawyer. Letters for international applicants should discuss their ability to study in a U.S. law school and facility with English, if known. Recommenders who prefer to send their letter directly to the Admissions Committee may email them to the Advanced Animal Law Degree Program Director at rajreddy@lclark.edu.

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(6) Additional Considerations (optional): If you wish to discuss any special factors that the Admissions Committee should consider in evaluating your application, please include this document as an attachment with your emailed materials.

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(7) Proof of English Proficiency Requirement (International Applicants): If proof of English proficiency is an IELTS or TOEFL score, include this documentation in your emailed materials.

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Final Questions

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Donor-Supported Scholarship Consideration*
The Center for Animal Law Studies is proud to be able to offer donor-supported scholarships to make the Animal Law LLM Program viable for applicants. To be considered for certain scholarships, applicants must allow their application information and materials to be shared with donors and/or prospective donors. Choosing to permit or not permit their application information and materials to be shared does not make an impact on whether an applicant is accepted into the Animal Law LLM Program. Please choose one of the two options.
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To the best of my knowledge, the information in this application is complete and accurate.

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For US Applicants: You need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor at the earliest possible date if you want to be considered for loans. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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Lewis & Clark Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and program. Lewis & Clark does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws, and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as their implementing regulations. Questions regarding Title IX may be directed to one of Lewis & Clark’s Title IX coordinators (go.lclark.edu/about/title_ix) or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.