Who We Are: Your University of Toronto, Faculty of Law SALDF

The University of Toronto, Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is dedicated to the advocacy of animal rights, advancing the protection of animals in the legal system, and educating the community at large about institutionalized abuse of animals and how to engage in projects to combat this. To this end, the University of Toronto, Law School SALDF chapter hosts speakers and conferences; conducts research projects and volunteer work with firms and organizations dedicated to animal legal defense; and networks with students and lawyers across Canada and the US dedicated to the promotion of animal legal rights.

Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life.

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Activities and Opportunities

  • Guest speakers
  • Involvement in animal legal defense through our clerkship program
  • Case work with animal right’s legal advocacy
  • Animal Law Scholarship Program
  • Publishing opportunities


Charles Millar, co-chair, Charles.millar@mail.utoronto.ca

Katrina Brazzell, co-chair, kat.brazzell@mail.utoronto.ca