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Center For Animal Law Studies Announces New LLM Scholarship

February 07, 2018

  • Animal rights pioneer Helen Jones

The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School is proud to announce the International Society for Animal Rights/Helen Jones Memorial Scholarship in partnership with the International Society for Animal Rights. This full-tuition LLM scholarship will offer a non-U.S. attorney the opportunity to earn the world’s only advanced degree in animal law.

Named in honor of animal rights pioneer Helen Jones, the scholarship will be awarded to an international attorney who demonstrates “a sincere commitment to addressing companion animal overpopulation, and the many issues that flow from overpopulation.”

“Controlling the overpopulation of dogs and cats represents one of the greatest moral challenges of our time,” said Pamela Frasch, Associate Dean of the Animal Law Program and Executive Director of the Center for Animal Law Studies.

“In the span of just six years, a single female dog or a single female cat can produce countless numbers of offspring. This global explosion results in a host of problems that companion animals do not deserve, including insufficient veterinary care, negligent and intentionally cruel treatment, and the systematic killing of hundreds of thousands of companion animals each year.” 

The Helen Jones Memorial Scholarship is targeted at students who desire and agree to return to their home country to engage in full-time animal law-related work for at least one year; however, all interested international students are encouraged to apply. Along with tuition, the scholarship covers housing, airfare, and a meal stipend.

Questions about the scholarship can be directed to Raj Reddy, the Interim Animal Law LLM Director and visiting professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. His email is:

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