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Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)



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Upcoming Events: 


First Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Meeting

Thursday January 24th, at 12:15 pm

Wood Hall Room 7

Vegan lunch will be served.


Student Animal Legal Defense Fund First Speaker Series Event of the Year

Thursday February 7th, at 12:15 pm

Wood Hall Room 7

Professor James Oleske speaking on Religious Liberty and Animal Welfare Laws

Professor Oleske will be addressing one of today’s most hotly disputed legal questions: When are religious adherents entitled to exemptions from the law? Although this question is most frequently discussed by the media in the context of debates over contraception and same-sex marriage, it is also playing out in debates over the applicability of animal welfare laws to religious adherents, and Professor Oleske will be discussing the common issues that underlie all of these debates.

Vegan enchiladas!


Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Meeting

Thursday February 21st, at 12:15 pm

McCarty Room 1

Joining us from Pacific University, Professor Ramona Ilea will compare two popular animal protection theories: one by well-known animal rights theorist Tom Regan, and the other by prominent philosopher and legal scholar, Martha Nussbaum. Professor Ilea will argue that fusing the two approaches leads to a powerful theory that is helpful to those who want to advocate for meaningful and realistic public policies. Professor Ilea will be teaching “Animal Legal Philosophy & Development” at the Law School this summer! Food provided!


Meat Out Vegan BBQ

Tuesday March 19th at 12:00 pm in the LRC

Join us for a vegan BBQ! Sausages, burgers, smoked BBQ sandwiches, chips, coleslaw, cake, drinks, and beer!


Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Meeting

Speaker event -  ALDF fellows Stefan Heller and Danny Lutz speak on their most recent filings: one against Santa Cruz Biotech, a company that supplies antibodies and other research material to labs, the other against various U.S. Federal agencies regarding mandatory production method labeling on egg cartons. Both cases use statutes aimed at consumer protection to advance the interests of animals. The fellows will also answer questions about working in the animal law field, and how students can be more involved in ALDF.

Thursday April 4th, at 12:15 pm

Wood Hall Room 7



Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Meeting

Last meeting of the year!

We will introduce the 2013-2014 SALDF Board and talk about attending the Animal Law Conference next October.

Thursday April 18th, at 12:15 pm

Wood Hall Room 7