A Busy Year for HLS SALDF

2014-15 is proving busy for HLS SALDF! Our upcoming events for the spring semester include:

Jon Lovvorn of HSUS, “The Intersection Between Animal Law and Environmental Law” February 9, 12pm

Carter Dillard of ALDF and Stephanie Feldstein of CBD, “Animal Rights, Human Rights, and the Future of our Planet” February 23, 12 pm

Town hall meeting on HLS’s Animal Advocacy Program, February 24th, 12pm

Chris Green of ALDF, “Puppy Mills and Dog Breeding: The Realities Behind Buying a Pet” February 25, 12pm

Ingrid Newkirk Talk, President of PETA, February 26, 12pm

Harvard Law School will host the National Animal Law Competition, February 27-29th

Josh Tetrick of Hampton Creek (Just Mayo), TBD

Panel on the Hazards Faced by Workers in Factory Farms, TBD.

See events page for details!

New Animal Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School!

Amazing news! A generous donor has just given a huge gift to HLS for “curriculum development, experiential learning, scholarly gatherings and exchanges, forums for discussion and debate, and the establishment of an Academic Fellows program”–all focused on animal advocacy! http://today.law.harvard.edu/bradley-l-goldberg-gift-will-support-animal-advocacy-program-at-harvard-law-school/

Two October Monday Lunch Talks!

#1. Monday, 10/20, 12pm, Pound 102: University of Toronto’s Professor Lesli Bisgould discusses animals and the law, over a free Italian lunch!

#2. Monday, 10/27, 12pm, Austin 200: NutritionFacts.org’s Dr. Michael Greger gives a hilarious nutrition presentation–with free falafel!


Welcome Professor Stilt!

HLS Student Animal Legal Defense Fund welcomes Professor Kristen A. Stilt to the Harvard Law faculty.

Professor Stilt joins us from Northwestern University School of Law, where she taught courses on Animal Law and Animal Rights, and supervised student volunteers for the Nonhuman Rights Project. She also helped found the Egyptian Society for Mercy for Animals and authored Animal Welfare in Islamic Law.

Welcome, Professor Stilt!

Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Animals in Boston, MA

Members of SALDF are participating in Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Animals this weekend. Please consider joining us or contributing to this wonderful cause. The funds raised by the Walk support Farm Sanctuary’s work to rescue farm animals, provide urgent care and lifelong refuge, as well as education and advocacy efforts for farm animals everywhere. Over the years, the Walks have raised nearly $2 million!

A Few Announcements from ALDF


ALDF Animal Law Institute Litigation Fellowship: This is a fantastic opportunity for recent graduates (J.D. earned within the last 3 years). Deadline is April 15, 2011, to apply for the Fellowship, which begins in June and will last roughly 27 months. Read more about the position here.

Development Officer Position Available with ALDF: Applicants must have at least three years’ fundraising experience and be committed to animal welfare and ALDF’s mission. Visit our website for the complete job description. This is a great opportunity for the right person!


SALDF Research Opportunity: ALDF is compiling a list of SALDF chapters interested in assisting us with legal research. If your chapter would like to be added to our database of potential volunteers, please email Nicole R. Pallotta. When a project comes open, we will contact your group to check availability.

Other Opportunities

Deadline for ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship: Submit your application materials soon! Everything (including letters of recommendation) must be received by our office no later than March 4, 2011. Visit our website for application instructions. Good luck!

SALDF Graduation Packets: It’s not too early to think about graduation! ALDF has a Graduation Packet available for SALDF members, which includes a graduation cord, lapel pin and complimentary one-year attorney membership in ALDF. To request these materials, a representative of your chapter should email Nicole R. Pallotta; please indicate how many graduating members your chapter has and the address to send the packet.


You are invited to the following animal law conferences:

Does the Law Consider Animal Suffering?
Ottawa, Ontario
May 20, 2011

2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Animal Law Conference
Baltimore, MD
April 8, 2011

Please visit the ALDF website for more opportunities and upcoming animal law events. As always, thank you for everything you do for animals!