A Statute of the State of Andhra Pradesh established the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) in 1998. Since its inception, the University has been home to vital conversations on law and justice. Staying in line with that NALSAR is now home to India’s first Animal Law Center in collaboration with HSI/India. The Centre creates curriculums on animal welfare laws, develops and publishes research pertaining to animal welfare issues. It also conducts workshops on animal laws and animal welfare issues with judicial magistrates, animal welfare advocates, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in the government.

About HSI/India, ALC’s knowledge partner

Humane Society International and its partner organisations together constitute the world’s largest force for animal protection. We work lawfully and professionally, building relationships with government authorities and elected official, business leaders and other decision-makers to identify and implement workable solutions to animal welfare concerns. Humane Society International/India (HSI/India) is the Indian chapter of Humane Society International. HSI has been operating in India for 12 years. The organization was formally incorporated as an Indian NGO in 2012. The core goals of the organization are eradicating rabies through humane street dog population management, capacity building for Indian animal welfare organisations, strengthening farm animal and wildlife protections and ending animal testing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, draft and publish research projects on issues relating to animal welfare, particularly farmed animal welfare.
  • Identify senior lawyers and academicians to co – author white papers.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the Animal Law Centre and represent the Centre in technical meetings, conferences and other forums
  • Create handbooks and other documents for disseminating information on Animal Law and Policy
  • Create curriculums on animal welfare laws for seminar courses and/or diploma courses.
  • Serve as faculty for the courses or seminars run by Animal Law Center or upon invite of any other educational institution. 
  • Assist in conducting trainings and workshops on Animal welfare issues.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with institutions and universities in allied sectors
  • Help in the design, planning and execution of capacity building workshops for enforcement officials, judiciary and other government agencies
  • Any other duties or responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time by the Manager and the Director of the Animal Law Centre


  • Graduate in law preferred or an equivalent degree with in-depth subject matter knowledge
  • Superior legal research and writing skills
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in legal research and drafting,
  • Enjoys working on complex research topics, and willing to go the extra mile to gather information.
  • Fluency in English both oral and written is a requirement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to communicate complex subject matter to a variety of audiences
  • Outgoing and personable manner
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of a team or independently
  • Organized and able to stick to timelines.
  • Willingness to travel as needed within India, and occasionally internationally

How to Apply:

Please attach your CV with a covering letter and e-mail it to [email protected](link sends e-mail)

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