The innovative Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) in Portland, Oregon/USA, offers the world's first and only LL.M. program in animal law. With over twenty years of experience in animal law education, CALS has an impressive list of pioneering achievements, including the first animal law dean, the first full time faculty member dedicated to teaching animal law, the first Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter (SALDF), the first and longest-running academic animal law conference, the first animal law journal, the first national animal law competitions, and the first Animal Law LL.M. (Master of Laws) program in the world. In 2013, Dr. Gieri Bolliger, executive director of TIR was the first international LL.M. recipient.
Today, CALS and TIR are looking for ways to further strengthen legal
education in animal law on an international level. Against this
background, the TIR European Scholar LL.M. Award was created in
recognition of the importance of fostering collaboration in the field of
animal law on an international level. As part of the award, CALS will
offer up to a 50% LL.M. tuition reduction to the selected candidates.
Any European law graduate or practicing attorney looking to immerse
completely in the specialized animal law courses is eligible to apply.
The award is available for the 2015-2016 academic year beginning August
30, 2015. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2015.