CALS News & Events
- NEWSOn 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!The Center for Animal Law Studies has a fantastic roster of online animal law summer school courses and scholarship opportunities!
Learning from Lacey: Structural Legal Collaboration Under the Proposed UNTOC Wildlife Crime ProtocolThe United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) is key to the global fight against the organized criminal networks trafficking in wildlife. In this blog, Senior Staff Attorney Nicholas Fromherz and Clinical Professor and Director Erica Lyman of our Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment argue why it is high time for the Lacey Act to go global to protect wild animals and how an NGO supported draft UNTOC Wildlife Crime Protocol points the way.The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School is excited to announce the launch of the Law Scholars for Change program, including a scholarship opportunity for this summer.
- EVENTSOctober 1529th Annual Animal Law Conference: Transforming our Relationship with Animals
October 15 - 17, 2021
Virtualuntil October 17October 1629th Annual Animal Law Conference: Transforming our Relationship with Animals
October 15 - 17, 2021
Virtualuntil October 17October 1729th Annual Animal Law Conference: Transforming our Relationship with Animals
October 15 - 17, 2021
Virtualuntil October 17