The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. SALDF is dedicated to the goals of educating the law school and surrounding community about forms of institutionalized animal abuse, and engaging in projects that combat that abuse. SALDF is equally dedicated to raising the profile of the field of animal law.
The Chicago Law Animal Welfare Society (CLAWS) is dedicated to encouraging thought and discussion within the student body regarding legal topics related to animal rights and animal welfare. CLAWS regularly hosts luncheon discussions on current animal law topics, and aims to keep students apprised of developments in this field of study. (not currently active)