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Fall 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 fall 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: None.

By Permission: Yes. Applications from JD students are due by June 25, 2021. After this deadline applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Add/Drop Deadline: August 13, 2021.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic through the LLM General Clinic Application.
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 instructor. Interested students should submit an application to Professor Katherine Meyer ( by June 25, 2021. 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) whether the student would be interested in continuing the Clinic during the Spring semester.

Applicants should indicate in their application whether they have taken any of the following courses:

  • Animal Law
  • Wildlife Law
  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy
  • Environmental Law
  • Food Law & Policy
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Civil Procedure