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Fall 2019 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: 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 July 16, 2019.

Add/Drop Deadline: August 16, 2019.

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 ( and Nicole Negowetti ( by July 16, 2019. 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

Admitted students will be notified the week of July 22, 2019 and will be required to confirm enrollment by an add/drop date of August 16, 2019.