Humane Society of the United States (Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Seattle)

Credit: 4 credits
Number of Positions: 1

Students are assigned to work in the Animal Protection Litigation Section in one of five core litigation groups:  Farm Animals, Companion Animals and Animal Cruelty, Wildlife, Legislation, and International Law & Trade.  Students also work with HSUS’ large network of pro bono attorneys.  Externs conduct research and write memoranda of law on a variety of legal issues related to the protection of animals.  They also assist with policy development by drafting comments on proposed legislation, and with litigation of cases.

Prerequisites: Environmental Law

Recommended Courses: Administrative Law, Animal Law and other relevant environmental law courses.

Selection Process: In order to enroll in this externship, students must apply directly to HSUS and be accepted into the HSUS Law Clerk Program, which is unpaid. In addition, students must apply separately to the Florida State Law externship program by the announced deadline.  

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