Originally Posted by Trilt
Almost impossible to find a paid position in animal law, unfortunately. Many people who dabble in it do it as their pro-bono work and are lawyers focusing in a different field. I heavily considered pursuing animal law (and actually wrote about it in a supplemental app), but was discouraged by the lack of jobs, high debt and saturation of the field.
For OP: I'd suggest you do the pre-reqs while still enrolled, simply because as a second-bachelors or post-bacc student you often don't have as much access to financial aid and/or course selection. Perhaps take a semester mimicking most pre-vet first semesters (intro bio, intro chem, calc) and see how you fare in the science coursework, while also getting a bit of vet experience on the side.
That's too bad... I wish there were more lawyers that could work on BSL right now. It makes sense though that there's no one paying for it.
On topic, I agree with your suggestions... try out the classes and get some experience, and then you can decide whether to really take the plunge.