Job Title Law Student - Public Interest in Portland, ME **
Company Animal Legal Defense Fund
Job Profile. Criminal Justice Program Clerkship, Summer 2013
Each summer, two (2) promising law students are given the opportunity to learn more about animal law by participating in the Clerkships. The two clerkship positions are described below. Responsibilities include reviewing cruelty reports, communicating with law enforcement officers, animal welfare investigators and prosecutors, assisting in the development of proposed legislation, researching a wide range of legal issues, and drafting pleadings and research memoranda. The candidate must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of the clerkship is on criminal cases involving animal cruelty, but there will exposure to civil animal law issues as well.
Note: Clerkships are for a period of 10 weeks with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student's schedule). They are open to second-year students only.