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Student Work

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.

Students will be introduced to the overarching issues that non-human animal law advocates face in their work, including rulemaking petitions, open-government laws, and basic litigation, legislative, administrative, and organizing strategies. Students will 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

The Animal Law and Policy Clinic is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. You can learn about clinical credits, pre-requisite requirements, and the clinical application process by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.

Application Deadline:
July 16, 2019


Faculty and Staff

Katherine Meyer (Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law)
Nicole Negowetti (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)


1607 Massachusetts Avenue
3rd floor
Harvard Law School
(617) 496-5145