Animal Law Summer School 2018
June, July and August 2018
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce our free Animal Law Summer School in 2018! All are welcome to join us for three 90-minute webinars provided by leading authorities on cutting-edge topics in animal law.
The Animal Law Summer School is an opportunity to hone your skills and gain both practical and substantive knowledge about important issues currently facing animals in the legal system. Participants will learn from the experts and enjoy an interactive Q&A session. Don’t miss the chance to get an in-depth look into what it means to advocate for animals through the legal system.
Animal Law Summer School is suitable for anyone interested in animal law, current and future law students, attorneys, legal professionals and animal advocates.
Recorded sessions will be posted after the live events.
Each session is free and must be registered for individually.
Dispelling Myths About Captive Wildlife – June 8, 2018 – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST – Carney Anne Nasser
Carney Anne Nasser, Director of the Animal Welfare Clinic at Michigan State Univ. College of Law and Executive Director of WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society, will walk attendees through common myths associated with captive wildlife. Topics will include zoos (including roadside zoos), private ownership, tourist attractions, and sanctuaries.
What’s New in Captive Wildlife Litigation and Legislation – July 10, 2018 – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST – Amanda Howell and Lindsay Larris
Amanda Howell, staff attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will provide case overviews and updates on some of the biggest captive wildlife cases. These cases will include the Cricket Hollow Zoo, Tony the Tiger, Ben the Bear, and Animalland Zoological Park.
Lindsay Larris, senior staff attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will detail recent and current legislation related to captive wildlife, including performing animal bans, private ownership bans, the Florida Orca Protection Act, and the Primate Protection Ordinance
Case Study: Elephants at the LA Zoo – August 3, 2018 – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST – David Casselman
David Casselman, Founder of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and Executive Producer of “Love and Bananas, an Elephant Story,” is a trial attorney who spent ten years litigating pro bono against the Los Angeles Zoo in an effort to protect the elephants housed there. After providing background for the case, he will detail the challenges he faced in this decade long fight. David will also explain the ways in which this case illustrates common issues found in many other captive wildlife cases across the country.