Center for Animal Law Studies News

Making an Impact Around the World

Lewis & Clark Law School has been a leader and pioneer in the field of animal law education since 1992. The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) offers the most extensive animal law curriculum in the world, plus two animal law clinics, the Animal Law Summer Program, the Animal Law Review, and the annual Animal Law Conference.

In 2012, CALS launched a first-of-its-kind master of laws (LLM) degree program in animal law. Students from all over the world travel to Portland to attend.

The 2019–20 entering LLM class is the largest and most diverse to date. Students hail from Chile, China, Kazakhstan, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, and the United States. They include a Tanzanian chief prosecutor, a member of the Kenya Wildlife Crimes Unit, a Pakistani Fulbright scholar, and the head of Uganda’s Wildlife Court.

Global Speeches and Conferences

CALS leaders hosted and spoke at programs on animal laws, training and empowering others to defend and promote the legal rights of animals.

CALS Adds Two Professors

Delcianna Winders leads the new Animal Law Litigation Clinic as assistant clinical professor. (Read more on page 37.) Joyce Tischler joined the law school as professor of practice. (Read more on page 38.)