The Journal of Animal Law & Policy was founded in August 2007 to provide a high-quality, widely accessible forum for the publication and discussion of animal law scholarship. Although contributors to the journal may express strong opinions about the legal and policy frameworks governing the status and treatment of nonhuman animals, the journal itself welcomes a diversity of views and neither espouses nor endorses any particular approach to or theory of animal rights and/or welfare.
SJALP is by design an online-only journal. Because all content will be freely available, anyone--small firm attorneys, solo practitioners, undergraduate students, all those outside the legal community--will be able to access it. We hope that the journal will help to introduce animal law scholarship to a wider public so that many people may both read and respond to it. We anticipate building a variety of interactive features into this website that will allow readers to post monitored comments in response to published articles and to discuss the content of the journal in community forums. If you would like to receive updates on the journal's progress, please consider joining our mailing list.