Student Blogs

Welcome to the newest section of the website which features blog posts from law students.

Please note that the views expressed in these posts are not necessarily those of ALAW. If you would like to contribute please email us at

Grace Wright“…this is a fascinating and often moving account of man’s transforming relationship with the whale which will stay with you long after you turn the last page.”
Grace Wright reviews Leviathan by Philip Hoare
Sally Jones“As a teenager the three most influential features of my academic life were the environment, the law, and animal advocacy… I was introduced to animal law at 15, when I was handed an animal rights pamphlet.”
Sally Jones shares an Australian student’s perspective
Sam Hawke“At some point, you realise that reliance on bare species membership as the primary criterion for moral status is indefensible, and you (begrudgingly) let it go.”
Sam Hawke explains why animal law is the way to go
Dr Peter Bowen Walker“Animal welfare, freedom of thought and conscience, and a free internal market are all core principles of the EU. Yet… these core principles are compromised to a greater or lesser extent in relation to the ritual slaughter issue.”
Dr Peter Bowen Walker on ritual slaughter and animal welfare
Eirian Whitehead“I have always loved animals and as an LPC student I have been able to progress from my dreams of becoming the next Joy Adamson.”
Eirian Whitehead on volunteering for the WSPA
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