CALS News & Events
- NEWSOn World Day for Farmed Animals, Professor Joyce Tischler reflects on why advocating for a more humane life for farmed animals also helps our fellow human beings and the environment.Join us as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of our Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment with an interview of Clinical Professor Erica Lyman and Senior Staff Attorney Nicholas Fromherz. Learn about their work championing wild animals and wild spaces, and training student advocates.The Center for Animal Law Studies is proud to announce its newest Global Ambassdors and share how they will use their expertise to protect animals around the globe.On August 1st, the Center for Animal Law Studies is delighted to join over 250 organizations and dedicated individuals to create a more compassionate world for fish and other aquatic animals through Respect for Fish Day.Tigers have captured the imagination and earned the respect of humankind for thousands of years. Yet these big cats are disappearing at an alarming rate. On International Tiger Day, the Center for Animal Law Studies offers insight into current threats and how we can all help protect these magnificent creatures.As we celebrate Shark Awareness Day, Clinical Professor Erica Lyman and Senior Staff Attorney Nick Fromherz reflect both on the majesty of sharks and the critical role they play as apex predators in the ecosystem and on the important role that our laws serve in protecting these creatures.The Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment is working with Peruvian officials and the ABA Rule of Law Initiative to protect animals at risk of extinction and threats to biodiversity from wildlife trafficking.The lawsuit filed by the Animal Law Litigation Clinic against the USDA can now move forward, following this ruling.
With help from dedicated law students, the Animal Law Litigation Clinic has defeated the Government’s motions to dismiss two lawsuits brought on behalf of a coalition of plaintiffs to challenge the Government’s deregulation of pig slaughterhouses and its failure to protect downed pigs.A federal district court judge ruled today that a lawsuit, brought by the Animal Law Litigation Clinic challenging a 2019 decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reduce federal oversight and eliminate line speed limits at pig slaughterhouses, can move forward.The legal definition of “wildlife” can mean the difference between protection and vulnerability. In this blog, Senior Staff Attorney Nick Fromherz and Clinical Professor Erica Lyman argue that the definition should be expanded to give marine fish and other species the protection they deserve.As a “member who inspires,” Professor Rajesh Reddy was featured in the national American Bar Association Journal for his work to prevent zoonotic disease through international agreements to protect animals.The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School named Jessica Chapman as the inaugural Outstanding Animal Law LLM Graduate. This award is given in memory of Florence Kaufelt, a lifelong friend of animals, to a graduate of our Animal Law LLM Program.Clinical Professor Erica Lyman was quoted as a legal expert in a National Geographic article regarding an oil and gas project that threatens endangered animals and the environment in Africa.
The Center for Animal Law Studies Announces a New Application Window for Its Global Ambassador ProgramA new application window for the Global Ambassador Program is open, with applications from our Animal Law LLM alumni due by August 1st!
- EVENTSOctober 29
The Role of Photojournalism in Animal Advocacy: A Conversation with Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals MediaThe Center for Animal Law Studies and the Lewis & Clark Student Animal Legal Defense Fund are pleased to welcome photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur on October 29, at 12:10pm PST, to speak about animal photojournalism, her work at We Animals Media, the role of photography in advocacy, and stories about animals she’s met worldwide.