Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
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The Drake Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.

Drake SALDF strives to educate the law school and surrounding community about forms of institutionalized animal abuse and engage in projects that combat that abuse.

The activities of Drake SALDF shall include, but are not limited to: hosting speakers, debates, and conferences on current issues in animal rights and animal welfare law; carrying out research projects for lawyers and organizations promoting animal welfare and animal rights litigation; networking with students at other law schools, colleges, universities, and high schools; conducting educational events such as information tables and video screenings on pertinent issues; and advocating on behalf of vegetarian/vegan students within our law school.

Our chapter is recognized by the national Animal Legal Defense Fund, an organization founded in 1979 by attorneys dedicated to more humane treatment of animals and to providing legal resources for other attorneys around the country who work with animal law cases.

Any student of Drake Law is welcome and encouraged to join! Community organizations that deal with animal welfare issues or legal matters are also encouraged to contact us for legal research help and to volunteer with events.

Contact information:

President: Sable Joseph,
Vice-President: Whitney Morris,
Treasurer: Kylie Crawford,
Secretary: Jessica Belman,
Faculty Advisor: Professor Danielle Shelton,

Links and resources:

Animal Legal Defense Fund

A great video describing the work of the Animal Legal Defense Fund

Last Modified: 12/2/2015 8:09:00 PM by Sable Joseph