Georgetown Law Center and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are now accepting applications for the 2014 Barker Fellowship in Animal Law. Funded by a generous donation from the Bob Barker Foundation, the annual fellowship offers a recent Georgetown Law graduate the opportunity to work for one year in the Animal Protection Litigation Section of HSUS’ Washington, DC office. The fellowship is open to Georgetown JD students graduating in 2014 and recent JD graduates completing a clerkship in 2014.
The Animal Protection Litigation Section at HSUS conducts precedent-setting legal campaigns on behalf of animals in state and federal courts around the country. With a team of fifteen in-house litigators, and a docket of more than thirty active cases, the Animal Protection Litigation Section oversees the largest animal protection litigation program in the country. More information is available at http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/litigation .
Fellow Duties: Fellows will serve as lead and co-counsel on a wide variety of animal protection cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including actions to protect whales, dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife, to improve the treatment of performing animals and animals used in research, and to prevent the systematic mistreatment of animals in factory farms.
Qualifications: The fellowship is open to current students who will receive their Georgetown JD by May 2014 and recent graduates who will complete by August 2014 a clerkship that was entered into immediately upon graduation. Candidates must have excellent legal writing and research skills. A background in animal protection and/or environmental law is preferred but not essential. The ideal candidate will be someone who is resourceful, innovative, productive, and a strong advocate for animals.
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