Animal Law Litigation Clinic (LAW-768)
June 1 - July 7, 2021
Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Summer 2021: This course will be offered as a one-semester, 3-credit option with enrollment limited to 4 students. Students will work in the ALLC office for 32 hours per week, typically Monday through Thursday. During these hours, the interns and clinical professor also meet for seminars. Otherwise, the below course description generally applies.
Under the supervision of the clinical professor, students develop and litigate cases to establish and expand legal protections and legal rights for animals, with an emphasis on cases furthering the interests of farmed animals. Depending on the procedural posture of the clinic’s cases, work may include interviewing potential clients/client representatives, drafting complaints, briefing and arguing dispositive motions, and drafting and responding to discovery requests, taking or defending depositions, pre-trial motion practice, participating in all aspects of trial, post-trial briefing, etc. The clinic’s docket is balanced to provide students with opportunities to participate in as many aspects of litigation as possible.