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Global Law Alliance Protects Wildlife and Wild Spaces

Combining its nationally recognized expertise in animal law and environmental law, Lewis & Clark recently announced the creation of the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment.

Combining its nationally recognized expertise in animal law and environmental law, Lewis  &  Clark recently announced the creation of the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment.

The alliance works to protect wildlife and wild spaces through the development, implementation, and enforcement of international law, resolving pressing international animal and environmental concerns with a strategic approach. Legal experts partner with nongovernmental organizations, governments, and international institutions to use citizen mechanisms, legislative reforms, international law and policy, and compliance and enforcement opportunities to protect wild animals and their habitats.

The range of animals the alliance seeks to defend is broad and includes the world’s most trafficked mammal, the pangolin; iconic species, such as lions and elephants; and small but significant creatures like lizards, frogs, and butterflies.

JD and LLM candidates actively participate in the work through two clinics housed within the alliance, the International Animal and Environmental Law Clinic for JD students and the International Wildlife Law Clinic for Animal Law LLM students.