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Student Opportunities

Students are at the heart of the intellectual life of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at YLS. There are many ways for students to be involved:


Apply to Be a Student Fellow

All law students, as well as other Yale graduate and professional school students, are invited to apply to be LEAP Student Fellows. The goal of the LEAP Student Fellows Program is to support the academic research and professional goals of exceptional Yale students interested in advancing animal law and policy, to further empower these students to do impactful work while at Yale, and to build a robust campus community interested in animal law and policy. For more information, visit our Student Fellows page.


Attend Events

Visit our events page to learn more about upcoming events hosted and co-hosted by LEAP. Yale students interested in organizing speakers or panels on topics to do with animal law, policy and ethics are encouraged to contact LEAP Executive Director Viveca Morris about funding opportunities. 


Enroll in Animal Law Courses

Yale Law School regularly offers overview courses and specialized seminars in the field of animal law and policy. In addition, other Yale University schools and departments offer a wealth of courses on topics related to LEAP’s work. Visit our courses page.


Apply for Funding

LEAP offers funding opportunities for select student projects. Students pursuing academic research and other projects related to animal law, policy, and ethics, and who are in need of funding to advance those projects, are encouraged to write to LEAP Executive Director Viveca Morris about opportunities.

Support LEAP

LEAP’s work is made possible by the vision, support and involvement of donors, faculty, students, and partners on Yale’s campus and beyond. LEAP’s work is supported by generous gifts from The Quinn Foundation, Chuck and Jennifer Laue, Directors; the Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust for Animals Rights Law and Policy; the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy, Inc.; Animal Welfare Trust; and an anonymous founding donor. 

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to contribute to LEAP’s work, please email Executive Director Viveca Morris.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about LEAP's initiatives, have questions, or would like to connect with us about our work, please email Viveca Morris, Executive Director.


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Law, Ethics & Animals Program
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