Animal Law Lawyering Project
Specialized externship opportunities are available for GW Law students interested in Animal Law to gain practical litigation, lobbying, policy, and general advocacy experience at local organizations working on behalf of animals. Participating organizations include Alley Cat Allies, Animal Welfare Institute, Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, and the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Students work alongside lawyers on a variety of projects on behalf of stray and feral cats, wildlife, farm animals, companion animals, and others. These opportunities allow students to gain practical experience in litigation, lobbying, policy, and general advocacy on behalf of animals in a variety of areas, including farm animals, stray and feral cats, wildlife, and the link between animal cruelty and human violence. Students participating in the project will register for the co-requisite seminar Animal Rights and the Law (6426) taught by Professor Joan Schaffner.