Every year, Animal Law Review hosts a symposium featuring thoughtful discussions on various topics in animal law. Our 13th annual symposium, Taking CAFOs to Court, will be held primarily virtually on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 with an option to attend in-person in McCarty 4, Lewis & Clark Law School. This symposium will feature lawyers using exciting strategies to effectively litigate against CAFOs while addressing the numerous harms CAFOs cause to the environment, surrounding communities, workers, consumers, and animals. This symposium is free, and a vegan breakfast and lunch will be included. This year, we are hosting our symposium in conjunction with the Environmental Law Symposium Animal Agriculture and Climate Change on April 5th. 


8:45 - Free Vegan Breakfast and Check-In

9:15 - Joyce Tischler’s Opening Remarks*

9:45 -Christine Ball-Blakely

10:30 - Charles Tebbutt

11:15 - 10 Minute Break

11:25 - Tyler Lobdell

12:10 -Jasmine Washington

12:55 - Free Vegan Lunch

1:30 - David Muraskin

2:15 - Amanda Howell*

3:00 - 10 Minute Break

3:10 - Andre Abassi

3:55 - Will Lowrey

4:40 - 10 Minute Break

4:50 - Kathryn Evans and Sarah Gold

5:35 - 5:40 Closing Remarks

* denotes that speaker will present in-person and on Zoom; presenters without an asterisk will present on Zoom only and will not attend the event in-person

Register Here

Pricing: Free!

Oregon CLE Credit Pending Approval



Parking permits are required on campus until 7:00pm and can be purchased ahead of time online. Parking is limited at the law school, and we highly encourage carpooling to our events. Participants should not park in the Law School Parking Lot. We suggest parking in the Upper Griswold or Lower Griswold parking lot at the college campus (just a few minutes walk to the law school).

For those unfamiliar with the campus, you can access a full campus map here.


Since past Symposiums have been recorded—you can view details about those events and the recordings here.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about past or upcoming Symposiums, please contact Suzannah Smith, Symposium Editor of Animal Law Review, at