This year, the UCLA School of Animal Law hosted the 9th annual National Animal Law Competitions. The event began on February 24th and concluded with a ceremony on February 26th.
The National Animal Law Competitions (NALC) are presented by the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark, in cooperation with the Animal Legal Defense Fund. These organizations design timely and thoughtful legal problems involving animal law issues. Students, practitioners, and judges then come together and consider these matters.
The final round is open to the public, so all can hear the finalists present to distinguished judges their arguments.
NALC provides law students from various schools across the United States with the opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of animal law while sharpening their written and oral advocacy skills. The event is comprised of three separate competitions:
• Legislative Drafting & Lobbying Competition
• Closing Argument Competition
• Appellate Moot Court Competition
It is very exciting to report that over 70 law student competitors represented over 20 of best law schools in the nation at NALC.
The winners of the competition are:
Legislative Drafting & Lobbying Competition – Shari Kulanu, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law.
Closing Argument Competition – Jaclyn Leeds, Lewis & Clark Law School.
Appellate Moot Court Competition – Andrew Erickson and Maggie Hall, Lewis & Clark Law School.
The event was a success and all of the students received an unparalleled experience that will serve as a stepping stone to their continued success and aid in the fight for animal advocacy.