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Animal Legal Defense Fund Summer Program Scholarships

Due to the generosity of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, we are proud to offer 10 full-tuition scholarships for current JD students to any of our 2021 online Animal Law Summer Program classes!

Through its Animal Law Program, the Animal Legal Defense Fund supports animal law education through scholarships, clerkships, course grants, Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters, an annual student convention, and other events for law students and faculty. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is especially interested in ensuring that students have the opportunity to take advanced and topical animal law courses even if such courses are not offered at their home law schools.

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • Applicant must meet the requirements to take the course as a Lewis & Clark Law Student or as a Visiting Law Student (see below for more information). This scholarship is not open to auditing students;
  • Applicant must demonstrate an outstanding commitment to animal law;
  • Applicant must follow the “How To Apply” instructions below and email their completed materials to CALS at on or before July 1, 2021 with the subject line “ALDF Summer Scholarships”.

All scholarship decisions are made by the Center for Animal Law Studies in its sole discretion.

How to Apply:

To apply, applicants are to submit the following:

  • A copy of your most recent resume, including whether you are a member of an Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter;
  • 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, 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.
    • How The Scholarship Would Help. Please describe how you would use a scholarship to further animal law 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 Lewis & Clark Students or Visiting 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 Lewis & Clark Student Accounts Office.

For more information and all requirements for Lewis & Clark Students or Visiting Students registration, please visit our Animal Law Summer Program website.

Animal Law Summer Program