Research guides

Animal Law

Additional Resources

Career Resources

Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy American Bar Association
Reviews the types of employment available in animal law.

Careers in Animal Welfare Law: Job Options and Requirements
Provides general requirements for those wanting to pursue animal law careers.

Employment Animal Legal Defense Fund
Provides list of current employment opportunities in animal law.
See also Opportunities in Animal Law, Q&A with ALDF Staff Attorney about Pursuing a Career in Animal Law, and So You Want to Be an Animal Lawyer?

Online Resource Centers

Animal Law Resources AALL Animal Law Caucus
Provides links to online resources. Categorized by Academic, Blogs, Foreign & International, Government, Legislation, Medical, and Organizations.

Animal Law Resource Center
"The Animal Law Resource Center provides access to legislation and legal matters pertaining to animals and the law. Information concerning animal cruelty, animal control, laboratory animal welfare, wildlife management and other issues concerning animals in our society. This content is updated regularly and is presented in searchable databases to help legal professionals, students, advocates and the general public make sense of a wealth of information and resources regarding legal and legislative issues."

Animal Legal & Historical Center Michigan State University
"On this site you will find a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection."

Animal Welfare Information Center
Mandated by the Animal Welfare Act, and part of the US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, the AWIC provides "information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching."

Animal Law and Welfare Organizations

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
"Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law."
Provides information on animal rescue, animal placement, animal protection, and more.

Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
"The Animal Legal Defense Fund's mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. ALDF accomplishes this mission by filing 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 harmful animal protection legislation, and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law."

Humane Society of the United States
Provides "hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and . . . professionalize[s] the field through education and training for local organizations."