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Animal Law Conference

2010: Animals in Crisis: Using The Laws We Have, Getting The Laws We Need

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18th Annual

Animal Law Conference

at Lewis & Clark

 

Animals in Crisis:

Using The Laws We Have,

Getting The Laws We Need

 

* Please click here to view podcasts from the 2010 conference.

 

October 15-17, 2010
Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, Oregon

The conference has SOLD OUT! We hope to see you next year!

Dr. Sheri Speede of In Defense of Animals-Africa, and Katrina Sharman, general counsel for Voiceless, the Animal Protection Institute (Australia), will deliver two special keynote addresses. Dr. Speede and Ms. Sharman will present along with an exciting list of speakers, including: Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Steven M. Wise, acclaimed author and founder of the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights, Katherine Meyer, partner at Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal, Nancy Perry, vice president of governmental affairs at the Humane Society of the U.S., Pamela Frasch, assistant dean and executive director of the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, Carter Dillard, director of litigation at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Kathy Hessler, professor and director of the Animal Law Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School, among others.

Several timely topics will be explored, including:

  • Current animal law litigation and legislation
  • The Gulf oil spill
  • Humane labeling regulation and enforcement
  • Laws that mandate and prohibit reporting animal abuse
  • Primates in captivity
  • Federal subsidies & CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations)   
  • Using environmental laws to assist animal law objectives, and
  • Explorations on how the animal advocacy movement has changed and progressed

You won’t want to miss the conference’s 2nd Annual Law Student Breakfast which will bring together law students from across the country (and even some international destinations!) to share ideas and resources. We will also be offering an MCLE Ethics Breakfast for Lawyers which will be led by Professor Steve Johansen of Lewis & Clark Law School along with Russ Mead of Farm Sanctuary.

 

Conference Mission Statement

The mission of the conference is to enrich legal advocacy for animals through sharing ideas, knowledge, and practical skills, as well as providing educational and networking opportunities.

History of Conference

The Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark was the very first academic conference to address the subject of animal law.  In 1993, a small contingency of Lewis & Clark law students interested in animal welfare established the conference, a one-day symposium addressing wildlife issues.  The event was a success.  Members of L&C’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter made the conference an annual event

Representative Feedback

  • “Finally, a conference that lives up to its philosophy!”
  • “Best conference I have ever attended - you need more.”
  • “The panelists were wonderful and the cost for students was reasonable.”
  • “Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend! I had a blast - it was well put together, planned, and went incredibly smoothly. Great job!”

2009 Conference Recap

Last year’s conference explored animal law and its link to other areas of the law and professional disciplines, philosophies, and social movements. Panel sessions included topics such as the link between animal law and domestic violence; climate change; international trade; religion; the media; and social justice movements. The conference addressed hot topics in animal law, cutting-edge legislation, criminal law, and a Holocaust survivor’s moving perspective on animal issues.

We were thrilled to welcome Nicholas D. Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist, as our Keynote Speaker and Jonathan Lovvorn, Vice President & Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation & Research at the Humane Society of the United States, as our Keynote Address at our opening reception.

Past Conferences

    • 2013: 21st Annual Animal Law Conference
    • 2012: Celebrating 20 Years of Animal Law: Looking Back and Forward
    • 2011: Standing Up for Animals: Can a Bad Economy Inspire Greater Goodness?
    • 2010: Animals in Crisis: Using The Laws We Have, Getting The Laws We Need
    • 2009: The Animal: The Links
    • 2008: One Earth: Globalism & Animal Law  
    • 2007: Building Bridges: Strengthening the Animal Advocacy Movement
    • 2006: Market Revolution: Recognizing Animals’ Intrinsic Values
    • 2005: The Art of Animal Advocacy: Using Litigation, Legislation, and Science to Advocate for Animals
    • 2004: Justice for All: Social, Political, and Cultural Influences in Animal Law
    • 2003: Building Animal Friendly Communities through Legislation, Community Action, and Legal Advocacy
    • 2002: Issues of Enforcement in Animal Law
    • 2001: Politics of Animal Law
    • 2000: Controversies in Animal Law
    • 1999: The Animal/Human Conflict: Law, Culture & Activism
    • 1998: Animals in the Global Marketplace: Science, Society & Industry
    • 1997: Law and Urban Planning: The Ethical Place for Animals
    • 1996: Legal Issues Concerning Animals of the Pacific Northwest
    • 1995: Perspectives on Domestic and Captive Animals
    • 1994: Marine Mammal Symposium
    • 1993: Wildlife Law Symposium
    • 2011: Standing Up for Animals: Can a Bad Economy Inspire Greater Goodness?
    • 2010: Animals in Crisis: Using The Laws We Have, Getting The Laws We Need
    • 2009: The Animal: The Links
    • 2008: One Earth: Globalism & Animal Law  
    • 2007: Building Bridges: Strengthening the Animal Advocacy Movement
    • 2006: Market Revolution: Recognizing Animals’ Intrinsic Values
    • 2005: The Art of Animal Advocacy: Using Litigation, Legislation, and Science to Advocate for Animals
    • 2004: Justice for All: Social, Political, and Cultural Influences in Animal Law
    • 2003: Building Animal Friendly Communities through Legislation, Community     Action, and Legal Advocacy
    • 2002: Issues of Enforcement in Animal Law
    • 2001: Politics of Animal Law
    • 2000: Controversies in Animal Law
    • 1999: The Animal/Human Conflict: Law, Culture & Activism
    • 1998: Animals in the Global Marketplace: Science, Society & Industry
    • 1997: Law and Urban Planning: The Ethical Place for Animals
    • 1996: Legal Issues Concerning Animals of the Pacific Northwest
    • 1995: Perspectives on Domestic and Captive Animals
    • 1994: Marine Mammal Symposium
    • 1993: Wildlife Law Symposium

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