UCLA Law School is honored to announce that we will be hosting the National Animal Law Competitions (NALC) in the spring of 2012! This prestigious national competition has been held successfully at Harvard Law School for the past 8 years, but Harvard’s prediction of building construction constraints next spring became our wonderful opportunity to bring students from law schools all around the country to compete here at UCLA Law. The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark, in collaboration with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, has a history of designing thoughtful and timely legal problems that involve all kinds of animal law issues. And, importantly, this event brings together students, practitioners, and judges to consider these important topics. The final round of competition will be open to the public and will give all of us in the Los Angeles area an unusual opportunity to hear the competition finalists present to distinguished judges their arguments about an interesting animal law problem.