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Center for Animal Law Studies

William C. Borst Anti-Vivisection Visiting and Auditing Student Scholarships (closed)

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Due to the generosity of the William C. Borst Trust, we are proud to offer full-tuition Visiting and Auditing Student Scholarships to our 2020 online Animal Law Summer Program course – The Law & Ethics of Animal Testing – taught by Professor Paul Locke, JD, DrPH. The course explores the complex and oftentimes controversial regulatory framework that governs the use of animals in scientific experiments in biomedical research and in toxicity testing. Students will learn about the latest litigation and policy developments from experts who are at the forefront of this quickly evolving field. Whether you are new to the topic or a seasoned veteran, this dynamic and fast-paced course will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to become effective advocates, policy-makers, and analysts in this critically important area of law. CALS is proud to be at the forefront of analyzing and critiquing the animal testing framework, having offered the Law & Ethics of Animal Testing course since 2014. This is a two credit course offered online from July 20-31, 2020.

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • Applicant must meet the requirements to take the course as a Visiting Student or Auditing Student (see below for more information).
  • Applicant must demonstrate an outstanding commitment to animal law, with a particular interest in anti-vivisection;
  • Applicant must follow the “How To Apply” instructions below and email their completed materials to Megan Senatori, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at megansenatori@lclark.edu on or before May 8, 2020 with the subject line “William C. Borst Anti-Vivisection Visiting and Auditing Student Scholarships”.
  • All scholarship decisions are made by the Center for Animal Law Studies in its sole discretion.

How to Apply:

To apply, Applicants should submit the following:

  • A copy of your most recent resume;
  • A narrative format personal statement containing complete answers to the following questions in a maximum of 1 page. Your answers must be typed and double spaced. Be sure to include your name, year in law school (if applicable), phone number, and email address. In your statement, please address the following, with each section utilizing the headings provided below:
    • Background in Animal Law. Please describe your background and interest in animal law.
    • Your Commitment to Anti-Vivisection. Please describe your particular interest and experience in anti-vivisection, including why the topic is important to you and any background, scholarship, study, volunteer, and/or work experience relating to anti-vivisection.
    • How The Scholarship Would Help. Please describe how a full-tuition scholarship for the Law & Ethics of Animal Testing course would help and how you would use it to further anti-vivisection scholarship, advocacy, and/or study.
  • Receiving a scholarship does not guarantee a spot in the class. Applicants also must register for the course and follow all registration requirements for Visiting or Auditing Students. Tuition payments are not due until after scholarship decisions are made. If a scholarship is awarded, tuition will be paid on behalf of the recipient directly to the Student Accounts Office.

For more information and all requirements for Visiting Student and Auditing Student registration, please visit our Animal Law Summer Program website.