The Columbia Law School chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) consists of students who understand the rapidly growing field of animal law and seek the skills to protect animal welfare through law reform. The chapter is devoted to publishing animal law scholarship, doing research for attorneys working on animal law cases, and educating the wider law school community about this new area of law that constantly intersects more "traditional" areas- including tort, criminal, contract, trust & estates, family, and constitutional law. Activities include local pro bono opportunities, speaker events, vegetarian/vegan socials, and film screenings. Additionally, SALDF is committed to supporting the effort to ensure that Columbia Law School continues to offer animal law classes and seminars. ALDF helps student animal law groups get off the ground, provides educational resources and activities, and assists with worthwhile projects.
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