Thank you for your interest in the in-person Animal Law MSL 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, Danielle Lopez, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
(1) Statement of Interest: In 500 words or fewer, explain your objective in pursuing an Animal Law MSL 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.
(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 5 pages.
(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 (Bachelor’s degree). All transcripts must be in English.
(4) Writing Sample: A scholarly paper, legal memo, or brief of up to 20 pages that best demonstrates the applicant’s ability to organize, reason, and communicate. The sample need not be on animal law but should demonstrate the applicant’s critical thinking, analytical writing, and research skills.
(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 Animal Law Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
(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.
(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.
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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Center for Animal Law Studies is located in Wood Hall on the Law Campus. MSC: 51
Center for Animal Law Studies
Center for Animal Law StudiesLewis & Clark Law School10101 S. Terwilliger Boulevard MSC 51Portland OR 97219