Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

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Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:52 am

Anyone? Would love to hear from people working on animal welfare cases or for animal advocacy groups...

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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby Nebby » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:42 am

This is one of the most niche practice areas I can think of. Probably not going to find anyone on TLS who does it. There's probably only a handful of attorneys that do this type of work full-time in the whole country.

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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby grixxlybear99 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:28 pm

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/do- ... me-n731431

"When Steve Wise first started out as an animal rights lawyer, people used to bark at him when he entered a courtroom."

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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:07 pm

PETA has attorneys in Washington DC.
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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:07 pm

Nebby wrote:This is one of the most niche practice areas I can think of. Probably not going to find anyone on TLS who does it. There's probably only a handful of attorneys that do this type of work full-time in the whole country.



Do you think this is more niche than federal crop insurance litigation?
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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby tomwatts » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:46 pm

The Animal Legal Defense Fund does animal rights work. Can't say I know anything about it, though.

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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:49 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
Nebby wrote:This is one of the most niche practice areas I can think of. Probably not going to find anyone on TLS who does it. There's probably only a handful of attorneys that do this type of work full-time in the whole country.



Do you think this is more niche than federal crop insurance litigation?


Absolutely.

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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:59 pm

One of Milbank's pro bono partners is extremely into this field.


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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:17 pm

Thanks everyone for the info and links!

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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:36 pm

The Milbank partner is David Wolfson and he's amazing (and also very approachable and willing to talk to students/get coffee/etc. in regards to breaking into animal welfare law. I highly recommend contacting him.

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Re: Anyone in or interested in animal welfare law?

Postby beautyistruth » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The Milbank partner is David Wolfson and he's amazing (and also very approachable and willing to talk to students/get coffee/etc. in regards to breaking into animal welfare law. I highly recommend contacting him.


Actually, I'm the OP. Feel free to PM me! I was somewhat involved in this line of work in law school and can give you advice as to organizations to look into, etc. (I figure there are few enough of us as there are, and this somewhat assuages my guilt that I'm in biglaw and not doing this type of work now :))



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