The moot is administered by the Center for Animal Law Studies, in partnership with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, both organizations committed to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. There are very few opportunities available to Canadian law students interested in animal law. Most law schools do not offer courses in animal law but Windsor Law has a very active Student Animal Legal Defence Fund chapter.
Helen noted: “Aside from developing my legal writing and oral advocacy skills, being able to participate in this competition not only makes me appreciate the opportunities the Dual JD program affords its students, it will also provide me with the opportunity to create a network with other students and professionals who are interested and involved in animal law. I look forward to being actively involved in an area of law that brought me to law school in the first place, not to mention the fact that competing at Harvard Law is pretty exciting!”
Anita commented: “I find this area of law fascinating because it spills into health, trade and environmental stewardship. In addition, the legislative drafting and lobbying competition is a unique opportunity to expand my writing and oral advocacy skills outside the appellate moot court scenario”.
Congratulations Helen and Anita!