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Your Animal Protection Career Can Change Their Lives.

Earn Your MSL in Animal Law.

Application Deadline:

May 19th, 2024

Semester Start Date:

August 12th, 2024

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Earn the First Advanced Animal Law Degree of Its Kind in the U.S.

World-Class Program

Learn from an unrivaled, one-of-a-kind program

Career-Focused Degree

Earn a degree that prepares you for a career in animal protection

Robust Alumni Network

Our alumni are on the front lines of breakthrough change

“We can help to pave a path forward by strengthening regulations, having compassion for other species and individuals, and protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. I am excited to join the Lewis & Clark MSL program and to learn from, and study with, some of the top scholars in the animal protection movement.”

— Jennifer Draiss, MSL Candidate (23)

An Online Law Program For Non-Lawyers

Animal Advocacy Needs You

Impact the future of animal advocacy: non-lawyers make important contributions to improving the lives of animals. Our degree expands opportunities in the field to professionals such as veterinarians, social workers, scientists, journalists, academics, and beyond.

A Master's in Animal Law, Fully Online and Done in 18 Months

Earn a Master’s degree in Animal Law fully online in as few as 18 months. The experience is accessible and flexible for students with professional or personal obligations. 100% asynchronous courses allow students to balance their schedule. We don’t make you choose between your future goals and your current reality.

Your Environment for Education

Lewis & Clark Law School is the leader in the field: Home to The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS), the first legal journal devoted exclusively to animal law, the first student animal law organization, the world’s longest-running animal law conference, the world’s first Dean of Animal Law, and the world’s first advanced legal degree in Animal Law. For a world-class degree that puts animal advocacy first, choose a school that’s always breaking new ground.

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