Community Announcements

Student Organization Announcements


 SBA Faculty Appointments CommitteeThe Faculty Appointments Committee invites all students to meet and interview potential candidates for the Criminal & Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinics' Director position.All candidates have completed an initial interview round with the committee and 6 candidates have been invited back to USF to meet the students. Student input is a crucial component of the hiring process. The school is seeking the best candidate with the potential of being both a good clinical teacher and a scholar. We can't stress enough how important it is for students to attend and weigh in on the candidates. Please mark your calendars and join us in meeting the following candidates: Monday, Jan. 30: Amber BaylorWednesday, Feb. 1: Lara BazelonFor more information or questions, please contact Sahar Khalil ( or Kacee Taylor (



Bay Area Legal Community Announcements

Do you remember when you thought you could change the world? You still can!

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), a national non-profit organization that works to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system, offers law students the opportunity to make a real difference in animals’ lives. Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters are ALDF's law student groups who share our mission and strive to make this world a better place for animals. Please consider starting a chapter at your school today!

Benefits to starting a SALDF chapter at your school include:

  • Animal law clerkship, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities
  • Free tabling and advocacy materials
  • Emails about animal law conferences, competitions, and local events
  • SALDF chapter grants for holding or attending events

Download ALDF's Opportunities in Animal Law booklet for more information about getting involved in animal law.

In recent years, interest in the growing field of animal law has virtually exploded. By way of comparison, there were only 12 SALDF chapters in 2000. Seventeen years later, SALDF chapters have been formed at 215 schools. Today’s SALDF members will be instrumental in advancing legal protections for animals as tomorrow’s animal protection lawyers, prosecutors, legislators, and judges.

Be a leader in the fight to win animals the legal protection they so desperately need -- and deserve. Learn more and start a SALDF chapter at your school: You can also contact Kelly Levenda, ALDF student programs attorney, at for more information.