Pets Ad Litem, Inc.

Kara is a FAMU Law Student.  Her winning article is entitled: Cooling Down Florida’s Coast: Saving East Central and Southeast Florida’s Sea Turtles From Impacts of Climate Change.  

The annual competition is presented by the FSU College of Law Chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (FSU SALDF) and is co-sponsored by Pets Ad Litem, Inc. and The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee.  

Pictured:  FAMU College of Law Professor Randall S. Abate, 2015 winner Kara Graham, and PAL CEO, Ralph DeMeo

Bonnie Malloy, PAL's president, presented an award and check for $500 to Paul Rendleman, the winner of PAL's 1st state-wide Animal Law Legal Writing Competition. Paul, a FSU College of Law student was very happy to receive the award.

With the help of College of Law students and FSU Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) pro bono coordinator Kevin Schneider and seven other law students assisted PAL with an animal law legislative project.

Currently, PAL is the only College of Law animal related charity which is approved and authorized to provide pro bono credit to FSU law students.  The College of Law Student Animal Law Society and PAL Animal Law Pro Bono Project was established five years ago with the assistance of College of Law Professor Tricia Mathews, and then College of Law Student - now PAL President - Bonnie Malloy.


legal writing competition Winner

paul rendleman


The florida state university's student animal legal defense fund &  

pets ad litem, inc.  3RD annual

Animal Writing Competition Winner 
Kara Graham