Spring 2021 • Clinic
Animal Law & Policy Clinic
Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
Required Class Component: Animal Law and Policy Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: This clinic requires that students have completed or are concurrently enrolled in one of the following courses: Animal Law, Wildlife Law, Farmed Animal Law.
By Permission: Yes. Applications are due June 26, 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after this deadline.
Add/Drop Deadline: December 4, 2020.
Placement Site: HLS.
The Animal Law & Policy Clinic will 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.
Application Process: Admission to the Animal Law & Policy Clinic is by permission of the instructors. Interested students should submit an application to Professor Katherine Meyer (email@example.com) and Nicole Negowetti (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 26, 2020. The application should include the following documents, combined into a single PDF: a resume, a writing sample that has not been substantially edited by anyone other than the student, and a statement of interest (no more than 1 page) that includes: (i) which semester the student is applying for; (ii) the student’s reasons for applying to the Clinic, including the particular animal law issues of interest; and (iii) if applying for the fall term, whether the student would be interested in continuing the Clinic during the Spring semester.
In addition to the pre-requisite courses, applicants should indicate in their application whether they have taken any of the following courses:
- Environmental Law
- Food Law & Policy
- Administrative Law
- Constitutional Law
- Federal Civil Procedure