Internships, Externships, Clinics

Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) collects opportunities for  law students and recent graduates, including clerkships, fellowships, and internships. Click here.

You can also get HLS course credit for externing with ALDF! (1) Contact Lee Branson Mestre, Associate Director of HLS’s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, at for details about how to get class credit. (2) Contact Kelly Levenda, ALDF Staff Attorney, at for details about the work.

Want to create your own clinic, to work for an animal organization and get HLS course credit? Contact the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program for help setting something up. For instance, one HLS student arranged to get course credit for a J-Term spent working with the Humane Society of the United States’s Animal Protection Litigation team in Washington, DC.


Recent Graduates & Alumni

ALDF offers one-year complimentary attorney membership to new graduates. Click here.


Get Published!

We have had several HLS students publish articles on issues related to animal law, including: Christopher Green, The Future of Veterinary Malpractice Liability in the Care of Companion Animals, 10 Animal Law 163 (2004); Bill Davis, Rebuilding the Wall, 7 Animal Law 221 (2001); Erin N. Jackson, Dead Dog Running: The Cruelty of Greyhound Racing and Bases for its Abolition in Massachusetts, 7 Animal Law 175 (2001).

Harvard Environmental Law Review (#1 environmental journal and #55 overall) is actively looking to publish animal law content.

The following law reviews specialize in animal law:

Just want to write something casual and non-legal? Harvard Law Record loves to print opinions and news articles submitted by HLS students, and has printed several articles on animal rights.

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