Wednesday, November 01, 2006

2006 marks the inaugural Duke Animal Law Clinic Class

This fall marks the opening of Duke’s Animal Law clinic, an endeavor made possible through a $1 million donation by Bob Barker Endowment for the Study of Animal Law. The clinic will focus on animal law issues local to Lee County, North Carolina, such as animal control ordinances and animal cruelty cases, as well as focusing on national issues with the National Humane Society of the United States. Students participating in the clinic will be matched with outside lawyers and organizations handing animal matters. The clinic functions on an outplacement model, matching students with lawyers and organizations handling animal matters, aiming to expose students to the diversity of perspectives and legal theories that exist within the burgeoning animal law field.