Animal Law & Policy Clinic

The Animal Law & Policy Clinic was launched in 2019 to provide students with direct hands-on experience in animal advocacy on behalf of both captive animals and wildlife, including litigation, legislation, administrative practice, and policymaking.

Students are introduced to the overarching issues that non-human animal law advocates face in their work, including rule-making petitions, open-government laws, and basic litigation, legislative, administrative, and organizing strategies. Students also learn how to pursue advocacy under several substantive areas of the law, including the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Animal Welfare Act, the Humane Slaughter Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Wild Horse and Burros Act, and state animal cruelty codes.

Read reports on the Animal Law & Policy Clinic’s semester activities from Clinic Director Katherine Meyer and Clinical Instructor Nicole Negowetti.

Clinical Semester Reports
Spring 2020 Animal Law & Policy Clinic Report
Fall 2019 Animal Law & Policy Clinic Report

Clinic Applications
Find out how to apply to the Animal Law & Policy Clinic

Open Positions
2020 Summer Clinic Internship