Animal Outlook Fall 2021 Legal Advocacy Externship

Animal Outlook is seeking legal externs for Fall 2021 (unpaid). Animal Outlook is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, Animal Outlook focuses on ending and preventing cruelty to animals in agriculture.

Animal Outlook’s Legal Advocacy Program is offering Legal Advocacy Externships which will be done remotely and require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week for the Fall 2021 semester. The externship can be done for credit if the extern’s law school allows.

Legal Advocacy externs will work on litigation and policy projects aimed at protecting farmed animals; most of the litigation projects are plaintiffs’ litigation. These projects will likely employ a variety of legal theories, relating to areas such as state criminal cruelty laws, administrative law, false advertising and unfair competition laws, tort liability, and corporate law.

Externs will have opportunities to research new projects as well as assist with ongoing projects. They will work closely with Animal Outlook’s attorneys.

Excellent research and writing skills are required. In addition, Legal Advocacy externs should be interested in exploring novel approaches to protecting animals through litigation. Candidates with a background and interest in animal protection are preferred, although it is not required. Interested law students should apply with cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of three references, and law school transcript to Animal Outlook’s Legal Advocacy Program at legal@animaloutlook.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. This position is only available to current law students.