The GMU Animal Legal Defense Fund  is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting animals through the legal system and raising the profile of the field of animal law. A goal of the GMU Animal Legal Defense Fund is educating the law school community about animal law issues and engaging in projects that work to advance knowledge in the field of animal law. The activities of the GMU Animal Legal Defense Fund shall include, but are not limited to: hosting speakers, debates, and conferences on current issues in animal law; carrying out research projects for lawyers and organizations involved in litigation related to animal welfare; networking with attorneys and law students at other schools who are pursuing interests in animal law; conducting educational events such as information tables and video screenings on pertinent issues; and advocating on behalf of animal-welfare minded students at our law school.


  • Rob Blizard, President
  • Sahara Shrestha, Vice President
  • Faculty Advisor: Laura Fox, Esq.