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  • Clockwise, from bottom left: Cristin Kladis JD ’20; Delcianna Winders, assistant clinical profe...
    June 25
    Students in the law school’s new Animal Law Litigation Clinic face off against industry and government to prevent animal suffering and protect the food supply.
  • October 19
    With the tremendous growth in animal law, protection, and education, it can be easy to forget that this movement is still relatively new. Recently, Professor of Practice Joyce Tischler sat down with Kim Stallwood, animal rights activist, author and independent scholar from Britain, to celebrate the exciting news that the Kim Stallwood Archive of research documenting the history of the animal rights movement is becoming part of the British Library’s permanent holdings this fall. Enjoy this conversation between Joyce and Kim!
  • The Slow Loris monkey is one of the world’s 25 most endangered primates.
    October 17
    The Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2020—a bi-partisan proposal—has taken a significant first step in addressing our dysfunctional relationship with wildlife and nature. In this blog, Erica Lyman, Clinical Professor and Director of our Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment, and Senior Staff Attorney Nick Fromherz, make the case for why this bill is necessary and deserves passage into law.
  • October 16
    Dr. Rajesh K. Reddy is stepping into a new role as the Global Animal Law and Advanced Degree Program Director for the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, after serving as the Animal Law LLM Program Director since 2018.

  • October 2

    Annually since 1983, October 2nd is recognized as an international day of observance for farmed animals. At the Center for Animal Law Studies, we’re proud to be at the forefront of farmed animal advocacy every day of the year through our cutting-edge Animal Law Litigation Clinic—the world’s first and only legal clinic devoted to advancing protections for farmed animals. 

  • September 24
    Earlier this month, professionals and practitioners came together at the 4th Annual Africa Animal Welfare Conference to discuss issues that cut across animal welfare, wildlife and environmental conservation. In this blog, Animal Law LLM (’16) Jim Karani provides an overview of the conference and the presentations by Clinical Professors Erica Lyman and Delcianna Winders.
  • September 22
    The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) and the #1 ranked Environmental Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School have created the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment (Global Law Alliance) as champions for wild animals and wild spaces across the globe. The Global Law Alliance works to protect animals and the environment through the development, implementation, and enforcement of international law.
  • September 16
    What is the connection between the commercial fishing industry and other forms of industrial animal agriculture? In this blog, Professor Nicholas Fromherz examines the role of Peru’s anchovy industry in propping up destructive and inefficient aquaculture and livestock operations worldwide.
  • September 8
    Imagine if India’s Supreme Court were to formally declare the country’s entire animal kingdom as legal persons under the law and to require all citizens to stand as their legal guardians to protect them from cruelty and promote their welfare. Litigation pending in India seeks that outcome. In this blog, Professor Rajesh K. Reddy examines this ambitious request and why it holds the promise to effect real change for animals and further set India apart as a world leader in animal law.
  • September 2
    Despite widely held beliefs that fish and other aquatic animals do not feel pain, are unintelligent or not sentient, this is simply not the case. Aquatic animals have historically received less consideration and attention than other animals. However, the tide is slowly turning. In this blog, Professor Kathy Hessler and Fellow, Amy P. Wilson, of our Aquatic Animal Law Initiative, share their insights as to why aquatic animals are wrongly disregarded.
  • August 14

    The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School has launched the Animal Law Legacy Program—an opportunity for charitable giving designed to sustain the future of our work educating the next generation of lawyers to advance animal protection across the globe.

  • August 12
    Today is World Elephant Day, a day to celebrate these majestic animals who have close family bonds, complex emotional lives, and high levels of intelligence and empathy. In this blog, Professors Joyce Tischler and Erica Lyman address how each one of us can stop the suffering of elephants by keeping them in the wild with their families, where they belong.
  • Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal.
    August 6
    Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world. In this blog, Professors Erica Lyman and Nick Fromherz explain why they took action earlier today to protect pangolins through the filing of a petition under the Pelly Amendment in response to the conservation crisis facing pangolins.
  • A great white shark swimming in the ocean.
    July 14
    July 14 is Shark Awareness Day. Here at the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) at Lewis & Clark Law School, we’re honoring the occasion by celebrating this fascinating and important group of animals and sharing how we focus—every day—on protecting the interests of sharks and other aquatic animals. In this blog, Animal Law LLM candidate, Bianka Atlas, shares the importance of sharks, the threats they face, and how we can make a difference.
  • July 10
    For 30 years, Kaavan—an elephant gifted from the Sri Lankan government to Pakistan in 1985—has been languishing in chains at the Marghzar Zoo. In an unprecedented and progressive step for animal welfare, a High Court in Pakistan has ruled that treating animals cruelly amounts to an infringement of life guaranteed by the Pakistan Constitution and has ordered Kaavan released to a sanctuary. Hira Jaleel, Animal Law LLM (’20), summarizes this groundbreaking decision from her home country of Pakistan.
  • Animal Law LLM class of 2020
    May 21
    The thesis work of our graduating Animal Law LLM Class of 2020 perfectly captures the broad diversity of animal law and demonstrates the many ways that our graduates plan to use their specialized knowledge to improve animal protection in the U.S. and abroad. Please join us in congratulating our graduates on their exceptional thesis work!
  • Animal Law LLM Candidate, Gladys Kamasanyu
    May 20
    During her time studying at CALS, Animal Law LLM Candidate Gladys Kamasanyu started a nonprofit organization—Help African Animals—to work in her home country of Uganda. Professor Russ Mead, our Shared Earth Foundation Visiting Professor, mentored her throughout the process. In this interview, Professor Mead and Gladys share how their work together inspired this nonprofit and how it will advance animal protection in Uganda. 
  • Elephant mother and calf
    May 11
    At the Center for Animal Law Studies, we celebrated Mother’s Day by creating a special video honoring motherhood, with guest appearances by our faculty and staff. We are working to protect animal mothers because all too often our laws fail to protect them.
  • Professor Pamela Frasch
    April 27
    Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Pamela Frasch, Associate Dean and founder of the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS), has been named as a Brooks McCormick Jr. Scholar of Animal Law and Policy.
  • Animal Law LLM Candidate, Diego Plaza Casanova
    April 17
    During his time studying at CALS, Animal Law LLM Candidate, Diego Plaza Casanova, started a nonprofit organization - Center for Chilean Animal Law Studies or “CEDA Chile” (which stands for “Centro de Estudios de Derecho Animal” in Spanish). We asked Diego to tell us about his new organization and how he plans to use his Animal Law LLM to help advance the legal interests of animals in Chile.
  • April 9
    Adjunct Professor Steven Wise, JD
    2 credits
    June 30 - July 10, 2020
    Weekdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Zoom online format (more details coming)
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    March 30
    The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) and the Environmental Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School launches an International Wildlife Law Clinic for Animal Law LLM students, led by wildlife law expert and scholar, Professor Erica Lyman. The Clinic will open in Fall 2020.
  • March 30
    The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) and the Environmental Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School are pleased to announce a new International Wildlife Law Clinic.
  • March 21
    Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • March 16
    Adjunct Professor Paul Locke, JD, DrPH
    Distinguished Visiting Professor of Animal Law and Science

    2 credits
    July 20 - 31, 2020
    LiveChats online, weekdays, 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
    entirely ONLINE
  • Dr. Tarja Koskela, Visiting International Animal Law Ambassador
    February 2
    The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) at Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Tarja Koskela, a university lecturer and researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, has joined CALS as a Visiting International Animal Law Ambassador for the month of February.
  • January 24

    Thanks to the far-sighted generosity of an anonymous donor, the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School (CALS) is pleased to announce that it has a commitment of $440,000 to fund our full-time Animal Law Professor of Practice position for four years.

  • Iyan Offor, CALS Visiting International Research Scholar.
    January 14
    We are pleased to welcome  Iyan Offor, PhD researcher with the University of Strathclyde Center for Environmental Law and Governance in Glasgow, Scotland,  as a Visiting International Research Scholar for the spring semester.
  • Professor Kathy Hessler
    January 13
    Professor Kathy Hessler
    2 credits
    June 16 - 26, 2020
    LiveChats online, weekdays, 1:30 - 3:00pm PDT
    entirely ONLINE
  • Professor Rajesh K. Reddy, Director of Animal Law LLM Program
    January 6
    The Center for Animal Law Studies offers the world’s first and only advanced legal degree in animal law. We sat down with Professor Rajesh Reddy, Director of the Animal Law LLM Program, to learn about the Program and how we’re advancing animal protection beyond the classroom.
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