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 dvelopments in animal law in the WCL community. To establish an animal law class at WCL, as 69 other United States law schools have. To encourage a vegetarian and vegan friendly community at WCL.
For more information or to join our email list, contact AnimalLaw@wcl.american.edu.
WCL Students should join our TWEN page for more information and to recieve email updates.
Some of the events we are planning for this semester include:
- A lecture by Anne H. Jordan, a prosecutor from Maine, member of Maine's Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, and drafter of the recent animal protective order legislation. Ms. Jordan was featured in this article by the ABA Journal.
- A volunteer day at Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary.
2006-2007 Board Members
Our National Affiliate- The Animal Legal Defense Fund
Student Lawyer Magazine, American Bar Association