Student Opportunities

To further improve the lives of all nonhuman animals, the Animal Law Program collaborates with leading animal protection organizations. These relationships give our animal law students the opportunity to engage with groups beyond the classroom and to also assist them with research. If you are a student interested in learning more about the following organizations or in conducting legal research for them, please contact Animal Law Program Manager Jess Beaulieu at


Friends of Animals

Friends of Animals is a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization incorporated in the state of New York since 1957. Friends of Animals advocates for the rights of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic. Its goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.

The organization has grown from its beginnings as the most comprehensive low-cost spay neuter program in the country, facilitating more than 2.8 million spay/neuter procedures to date. It has evolved as well and now places critical habitat, wildlife protection, and veganism at the core of animal advocacy. It also addresses the biggest contributors to climate change caused by human activity—deforestation, animal agriculture, and fossil fuels.



Animal Law Program

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