ALDF Animal Law Institute Inaugural Litigation Fellowship

The ALDF Animal Law Institute is now offering an Animal Law Institute Inaugural Litigation Fellowship. The Fellow will learn to develop state and federal strategic impact litigation and legislation to better the lives and legal status of animals. The Fellow will operate as part of a team, but will ultimately be responsible for the innovation and success of his or her projects while developing litigation skills. The model applicant must have earned a J.D. within the past three years, excelled in school, earned strong work references, and have a sincere and proven interest in animal protection. The primary focus of this clerkship is on civil animal law issues, but Fellows will be exposed to criminal anti-cruelty cases as well.

The Fellowship will begin in January 2011 and last roughly thirty-three months. It will be based at ALDF’s headquarters in Cotati, California. The position offers a salary of $39,500 annually, full medical and dental benefits, and a casual office environment, including companion animals. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2010, and should consist of a resume with at least two references, cover letter, and legal writing sample. Please send applications by email to Carter Dillard, Director of Litigation, at


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