National Animal Law Competition
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The National Animal Law Competition (NALC) provides law students from across the United States an opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of animal law while honing their written and oral advocacy skills. NALC is held annually in February at a rotating host law school. Students and judges arrive on Friday evening, compete all day Saturday, and the final rounds take place on Sunday afternoon. Past issues have included: (1) Whether the superior court abused its discretion when it denied Samuelson and Mara’s Hope’s motion to intervene, who could not show a direct and imminent interest in the outcome of the litigation between Grandlands Circus, Inc. and the Hobbs County Animal Safety Department and (2) Whether the superior court abused its discretion when it denied Grandlands Circus, Inc.’s motion for preliminary injunction where Grandlands Circus, Inc. can show a likelihood of success on the merits and that it will receive irreparable harm if the injunction is not granted.
2013-2014 Animal Law Competition Team
Team: Pallavi S. Dave & Zackary M. Strupeck
Coach: Professor Mary T. Nagel