Call for Abstracts

2024 deadline: March 31, 2024

2024 Abstract Application

The Workshop is seeking submissions from current LLM, MSL, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral research fellows from around the world working in the field of comparative animal law broadly understood. Up to 8 selected participants will benefit from the opportunity to present their work at our 2nd Annual Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Animal Law on June 21 - 22, 2024; as well as have their work peer-reviewed for potential publication in the Journal of Comparative Law (JCL)*.

Students who want to present their research at the Workshop must complete this application by March 31, 2024. Within the application candidates are required to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a biographical note of no more than 250 words. Candidates are also asked to explain how their work features a comparative dimension.

Participants are invited to reflect on a variety of topics pertaining to comparative animal law such as:

  • histories of animals in law;
  • the constitutionalization of animal rights;
  • tensions between animal rights and local cultures;
  • interpretation and translation issues in animal law;
  • epistemological and methodological aspects of animal law research;
  • the economics and politics of animal law;
  • the transferability of legal rules related to animals;
  • conflicts between animal rights and human rights;
  • intersections between animal law and environmental law;
  • the inadequacies of regional and international animal rights protection regimes;
  • the challenges of global animal law;
  • the future of comparative animal law.

This list is not exhaustive, and other topics regarding comparative animal law are also welcome.

Candidates selected to present will be advised by April 15, 2024 and will be given the opportunity to submit a longer summary of their work of no more than 750 words by June 1, 2024; which will then be circulated to the discussants joining the Workshop.

*For participants who so choose, the work presented at the workshop will enjoy the opportunity of having their work peer-reviewed for potential publication in the Journal of Comparative Animal Law. Students will be provided with more detailed information about the publication process at the workshop.

Inquiries can be addressed to cals@lclark.edu.