Rising 3L Leila Arefi-Pour was recently awarded an Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). The ALDF scholarship is based upon a demonstrated commitment to ALDF’s mission, “to advance the interests and protect the lives of animals through the legal system.” Winners are those who are actively involved with their student chapters while in law school and show promise in the field of animal rights after graduation.
While in law school Arefi-Pour founded a Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter at SULC, where she currently serves as president. Under her leadership the SULC chapter hosted the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week and National Justice for Animals Week, a film screening of “Cowspiracy,” and sponsored a vegan basket give-away. Leila is currently working a number of upcoming activities, including creating an animal law class, hosting therapy dogs, and seeking volunteer and networking opportunities in animal law.
To learn more about the scholarship and the work of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, click here.