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Leicester University Law Society Student Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Chapter is a student led group that aims to fulfil the mission of Animal Legal Defense Fund; to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
ALDF files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are punished for their crimes, supporting tough animal protection legislation and fighting legislation harmful to animals, and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.
Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF’s ground-breaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by thousands of dedicated attorneys and more than 200,000 members and supporters.
There are currently 195 student chapters in the US and 24 international chapters. ALDF has set precedent and encouraged the growth of animal law in other countries around the world. To learn more about ALDF please click here
As a student chapter, we will have guest speakers, conferences, volunteer days as well as work with animal rights lawyers to better educate students and the public on the importance of animal law. We will be writing for AJUK (Animal Justice UK which is affiliated with ALAW) as well as Leicester Student Law Review. If you are interested in getting involved as part of the committee, please contact Tiffany Mitchell: firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not have to be a committee member to attend events, however!
Our next event will be: Why Animal Law? This will be an international event with speakers from Canada, the US as well as England, from ALAW, ALDF and Animal Justice. The event will take place on Oct 27th, from 15:30-17:30 in the training room in the SU. Invitations/posters to follow!!
Please check out our Facebook page as we will post all resources for students as well as events there. You can find up to date law and cases of interest on the Facebook page as well: @LeicesterSALDF!!