31 Oct '12, 3pm

A New Super-Breed of Animal Lawyers

A New Super-Breed of Animal Lawyers

Law schools are getting serious about fighting for animal justice. $36,000 per person worth of serious. Six students have started training for the very first Master’s in Law (or LL.M.) degrees in Animal Law conferred in the United States at Lewis & Clark Law School. One of them, Mandiey Winalski, said she is getting the degree because “there was just no question – I had to do this.” She says that ”for years, I had been trying to help animals as best I could,” but she realized that she “really needed the formal education and clinical experience to back” up her passion. Another new student, Martha Claire Howe, felt the same way. She wanted to be “as effective an advocate as possible,” she says, and she felt that getting a master’s would help her do that. There are many opportunities for these new LL.M. graduates. Some animal lawyers practice solo or in small firms across the...

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