Community Outreach Coordinator:
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters are law student groups that are affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and share its mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has numerous resources for law students interested in the field of animal law.
SALDF has worked hard over the last few years to develop working relationships with local animal shelters. Students take time from their schedules to volunteer at these shelters, and the organization has a yearly Pet Tree for people to donate supplies at Christmas to local shelters. In addition, the group has multiple fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds for sponsorship's, and other worthy causes to help fight animal cruelty and neglect.
For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF’s groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by thousands of dedicated attorneys and more than 100,000 members and supporters. Every day, ALDF works to protect animals by: