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Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week: Animal Law

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on January 13, 2017 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Are you interested in the ways the law impacts non-human animals? Are you fascinated about the rights of primates, or the implications of biomedical science? Do you just want to hug every cat?

Well, then you might be interested in animal law -- and luckily, there are a few openings in this niche practice area. So, push your cat off your keyboard and load up your resume. This week, as part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, we're bringing you the coolest three legal jobs we could find dealing with animals and the law.

1. General Counsel, Humane Society International

The Humane Society is the largest animal advocacy group in the nation and one of the country's largest nonprofit organizations. The Humane Society has led successful campaigns around animal abuse, factory farming, the fur trade, and, of course, spaying and neutering your pets. Now they're looking for someone to join them as GC for their international arm. In this role, you'd simultaneously be acting as associate GC for HSUS.

As GC, you'd be advising the organization on internal legal issues, including issues specific to nonprofits and international organizations. Additional responsibilities include developing and managing compliance and risk strategies, drafting complex legal documents, and guiding the board of directors.

2. Staff Attorney, Kindred Biosciences

KindredBio is a veterinary biopharmaceutical company. That is, they make medicine for pets and other domesticated animals -- drugs that help prevent unhealthy weight loss in your cat, help your dog fight cancer, or treat your horse's ulcers.

As staff attorney, you'd work to ensure that KindredBio's contracts meet legal and client requirements, advise the company on regulatory and internal policy compliance, and oversee KindredBio's contracts.

We can't forget about our animal law-loving law students. If you're looking for a summer gig, the International Fund for Animal Welfare may be looking for you. IFAW is accepting applicants for its summer intern program. As a summer intern, you'd work with IFAW's in-house lawyers to research issues, provide legal advice, and ensure compliance.

But the program isn't just for law students. Lawyers looking to explore animal law and international nonprofit work are also invited to apply.

Have an open position at your law firm? Post the job for free on Indeed, or search local candidate resumes.

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