September 22, 2022

Celebrating Two Years of Championing Wild Animals and Wild Spaces

The Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment is celebrating its second anniversary.

In the fall of 2020, we launched the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment – an innovative collaboration between the Center for Animal Law Studies and our top ranked Environmental Law Program. The Global Law Alliance works to protect wild animals and wild spaces across the globe through the development, implementation, and enforcement of international law. Our students actively participate in the Global Law Alliance’s work through two legal clinics, one designed for JD students and the other designed for our Animal Law LLM students.

In honor of the occasion, CALS Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Pamela Hart, sat down with the Global Law Alliance team, Clinical Professor and Director, Erica Lyman, and Latin American Program Director and Adjunct Professor, Nicholas Fromherz. Together, they shared their work and accomplishments over the past year and their dreams for the future. Learn how the Global Law Alliance is making a world-wide impact to improve the lives of wild animals and protect the environment, while educating the next generation to advocate for both. Watch it now!


The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) was founded in 2008 with a mission to educate the next generation of animal law advocates and advance animal protection through the law. With vision and bold risk-taking, CALS has since developed into a world-renowned animal law epicenter, with the most comprehensive animal law curriculum offered anywhere. In addition, CALS is the only program that offers two advanced legal degrees in animal law (an LLM degreeand a Master of Studies degree for non-lawyers, both degrees are offered in person and online) and multiple animal law clinics and experiential learning opportunities. CALS’ Alumni-in Action from more than 20 countries are advancing legal protections and making a difference in the lives of animals around the world.