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Center for Animal Law Studies

The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy Domestic Scholarship (Closed For 2020-21)

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The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy, Inc. is dedicated to producing and disseminating outstanding, independent, academic, and public policy research with real-world relevance focused on advancing law and public policy pertaining to animals.

The Institute applies collaborative methods and models to study legal, social, economic, environmental, and ethological animal issues that inform enlightened law and policy. These determinations serve as a social experiment that pursues an unprecedented paradigm shift in animal rights law and policy.

The Brooks Institute was founded in 2017 after the death of its benefactor, Brooks McCormick, Jr. Brooks shared his life with many companion animals and his deep bond with them fueled his belief in their emotional cognizance and intellectual capacity. The Brooks Institute Scholarships in Animal Law honor his legacy.

The deadline for applying for the Brooks Scholarship is 2/1.

For information about applying for this scholarship, please contact the Director of the Animal Law LLM Program, Dr. Rajesh Reddy at