Animal Law Society
The Animal Law Society (ALS) at St. John's School of Law works in conjunction with the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund to raise awareness of animal law issues and practice. As a fairly new student organization, the ALS has made a big impact. Most importantly, the Society successfully petitioned the administration to offer Animal Law as part of the curriculum at St. John's School of Law. This past fall, the Society screened "Sharkwater," a documentary about shark finning in the waters off of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. The Society also teams up with the Armed Forces Society to hold the Annual Vets and Pets 5K Run/Walk for charity. The event is one of the most popular events in the law school, where participants are invited to bring their pets to walk and raise money for charities chosen by each society.