Our mission: To protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. We are interested in the many ways that animals are involved in and affected by the legal system. Animal law overlaps with areas of criminal law, family law, environmental law, and many other areas.
Our goals: To promote awareness about developments in animal law in the WCL community. To maintain an animal law class and develop a curriculum at WCL. To develop networking opportunities between WCL students and the Animal Law field. To provide resources and advocate where necessary for vegetarian and vegan students.
2014 Board Members
Catherine Elena Riedo
Board of Directors
Alan Nemeth, Esq.
Professor of Animal Law at American University Washington College of Law
Peter J. Petersan, Esq.
Director of Animal Protection Litigation at The Humane Society of the United States
Bill Snape, Esq.
Professor of Environmental Law at American University Washington College of Law
Senior Counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity
Our National Affiliate- The Animal Legal Defense Fund
For more information or to join our email list, contact AnimalLaw@wcl.american.edu.