Fall 2016/Spring 2017 ALDF Litigation Program Clerkship

Animal Legal Defense Fund

When: The clerkships are part-time (15 hours a week). They are during fall 2016 and spring 2017, for a period of 3 months (approximately 12 weeks) each semester with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student’s schedule).

Location: These clerkships are remote.

Responsibilities: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will complete legal research, work with ALDF’s litigation department in developing new cases, and learn how to prepare pleadings in cases currently handled by ALDF. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of this clerkship is on civil animal law issues, but there will be exposure to criminal anti-cruelty cases as well.

Stipend: This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $1,000 (the total stipend per semester is $3,000.) This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses.

Eligibility: Clerkships are open to second and third-year students only.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016.

How to Apply: Forward an application form (PDF), cover letter, resumé (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) to wcromwell@aldf.org. Only complete applications will be considered. In the alternative, materials can be sent to:

Animal Legal Defense Fund
ALDF Litigation Program Legal Clerkship
170 E. Cotati Ave
Cotati, CA 94931
Attention – Wendy Cromwell

Location: Remote

Wendy Cromwell
wcromwell@aldf.org

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