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Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

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2020 NSU Law SALDF Welcome Video




THE ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND was born of a bold and singular vision: that the lives and interests of animals in research labs, on farms, in the wild and in our own communities -- would one day be recognized and protected by law. Thanks to the groundbreaking efforts of hundreds of dedicated attorneys and our more than 100,000 members and supporters, that day draws closer.

Since 1979, the ALDF has been pushing the U.S. legal system to end the abuse and cruelty visited upon countless millions of animals each year. We have won precedent-setting victories and continue to raise awareness among judges and prosecutors of animals' rights to freedom from captivity, violence and exploitation. As pioneers in the field of animal law, we have blazed the trail for tougher laws, tougher enforcement and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. We are also working to help animals worldwide through our active participation in CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. We have made great strides during the past two decades, but we have really just begun to make the case for those who can not speak on their own behalf. Together, we can win lasting justice. SALDF Constitution and ByLaws

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2022 - 2023 Executive Board

Executive Board
Vice President 



Faculty Advisor

Faculty Advisor
Phyllis Coleman Professor of Law
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