The University of Wisconsin Student Animal League Defense Fund (UW-SALDF) is dedicated to both protecting the welfare of animals through the legal system and providing a forum of education for law students, lawyers, judges, law enforcement officials, and the community. UW-SALDF educates the legal community about legal and social issues relating to animals, such as animal ownership, factory farming, and domestic violence. In addition, UW-SALDF aims to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system, and raise the profile of the field of animal law.
UW-SALDF activities shall include, but not be limited to: hosting speakers, debates, and conferences on current issues in animal rights and animal welfare and animal rights litigations; networking with students at other law schools, colleges, universities, and high schools who are pursuing interests in animal rights, environmental issues, and animal welfare law; conducting educational events such as information tables and video screenings on pertinent issues; and advocating on behalf of vegetarian and vegan students within our law school.
Membership in UW-SALDF shall be open to all students currently enrolled in the University of Wisconsin Law School, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, color, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Individual membership in the Animal Legal Defense Fund is encouraged but not required for all UW-SALDF members.