For those of you who are studying animal law, there are two clerskhips that should be on your radar, if they’re not already. Meyer Glitezenstein & Crystal, a public interest law firm focused on federal impact litigation in the areas of animal law, environmental protection, and natural resource conservation, is now accepting applications for their highly-esteemed Spring and Summer clerkships (applications accepted on a rolling basis). And Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is currently taking applications for Summer clerkships (deadline October 19). If a clerkship or internship is something that calls to you, either because you’re eager to get your feet wet in the world of animal law, and/or because it’s required by your school, you should also also check out ALDF’s other opportunities in that realm. They include working in everything from Wildlife Policy to challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.
Perhaps I’m influenced by the fact that I’m typing this blog entry from Lewis & Clark Law School’s Center for Animal Law Studies — the leading animal program in the world (and the only one to offer an advanced law degree in animal law), where Mariann is lucky enough to be a visiting professor this semester — but, even as a non-lawyer (my new nickname, around here anyway), it is clear that this field is starting to be all the rage. In an electrifying interview airing tomorrow on our podcast (Episode 140), PETA Foundation‘s Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement, Delcianna Winders, will be joining us to discuss some recent victories (yes — victories!) for animals, thanks to good old-fashioned lawyering.
H/T Elizabeth Hallinan