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Animal Law Gaining Ground in the United States

July 18, 2008
As attitudes have evolved during the past 20 years, animal law practice and education have steadily increased, and they continue to gain ground.

Virginia Animal Law Society Vice President Wins Animal Law Writing Competition

July 18, 2008
Elisabeth Custalow recently won the inaugural Pet JD animal law writing competition for her article, "Protecting Virginia’s Animals: What Treatment Is Required by Virginia Law of Animals in the Commonwealth?"

Work to End Greyhound Racing in Massachusetts

July 18, 2008
Marissa Dirks, Harvard SALDF president, wrote this editorial about the cruel dog racing industry, which appeared in The Record, the independent newspaper at Harvard Law School.

Pet Peeve

July 18, 2008
Quinnipiac Animal Law Society works to increase legal protection for animals.

Scott Heiser

July 16, 2008
Scott has been a prosecutor for seventeen years, serving the last eight years as the elected district attorney in Benton County, Oregon. Joining ALDF's team in 2007, he now serves as the senior staff attorney in our Criminal Justice Program.

Joyce Tischler

July 16, 2008
As one of the visionaries who co-founded the Animal Legal Defense Fund over thirty years ago, California attorney Joyce Tischler has helped shape the emerging field of animal law and now serves as ALDF's general counsel.

Stephen Wells

July 16, 2008
Stephen Wells is the executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Prior to becoming executive director in January, 2006, Stephen served as the director of ALDF’s successful Animal Law Program which he founded in 2000.

Pamela Hart

July 16, 2008
Pamela Hart is an attorney and director of the Animal Law Program at the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In this capacity, she oversees programs dedicated to facilitating and fostering the development of animal law in academia and legal practice.

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