Tag: Animal Law
Alaska Legislature Becomes First to Require Consideration of Animals’ Interests in Custody CasesJanuary 20, 2017
With the adoption of an amendment to its divorce law, Alaska has become the first state to empower judges to take into account the “well-being of the animal” in custody disputes involving nonhuman family members.
Why I applied to law school instead of veterinary schoolJanuary 17, 2017
During the first week of December, Animal Legal Defense Fund founder Joyce Tischler presented the History of Animal Law at Harvard Law School. I heard Joyce give a similar talk eight years ago at the University of Chicago Law School, and it was a turning point for me.
Animal Law at the 111th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual MeetingJanuary 12, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund attended the 111th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Jan. 4-7, 2016.
Honoring a Hero for AnimalsDecember 21, 2016
The Animal Legal Defense Fund congratulates Nicoletta J. Caferri, Chief Deputy of the Animal Cruelty Unit in Queens County who was recently honored with the 12th annual New York City Bar Association Thomas E. Dewey Medal. Each year the medal is awarded to an outstanding assistant district attorney in each of New York’s five district attorney offices.
Ohio Appeals Court Rules Dogs are Worth More Than “Fair Market Value”December 13, 2016
Last month, the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision that had relied on a strict property analysis in restricting damages to fair market value in a case that involved the serious injury of a companion dog.
5 Ways to Get Involved in Animal Law during Law SchoolAugust 28, 2015
Are you interested in animal law? Check out our suggested ways to get involved in this innovative and growing field.
Meet ALDF LL.M. Scholar Aurora PaulsenJune 12, 2015
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) are pleased to announce that Aurora Paulsen has been selected to receive the first-ever ALDF LL.M. Scholar Award in recognition of her academic and professional achievements in animal law.
New York Animal Law SymposiumMay 16, 2015
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, more than 60 attorneys, law students, and animal advocates came together to attend the first Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) New York Symposium.
Working Together to Combat Factory Farming: ALDF’s Los Angeles Animal Law SymposiumMarch 31, 2015
On Saturday, March 28, more than 150 attorneys, law students, and animal advocates came together to attend the first symposium of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Los Angeles regional attorney network
ALDF LL.M. Scholar AwardMarch 20, 2015
The award provides tuition assistance toward the Animal Law LL.M. degree at Lewis & Clark Law School—the first and only postgraduate law degree program focused specifically on animal law.
Pro Bono: Giving Back to the Animal CommunityDecember 24, 2014
Working for the Animal Legal Defense Fund is an excellent opportunity to provide legal justice for animals. But the amount of work ALDF does wouldn’t be possible without pro bono assistance.
Founder’s Blog: A Chicken in Every Pot…December 5, 2014
Industrial agriculture raises and kills nine billion chickens each year. As of 2000, Americans were eating an average of 53 pounds of chicken annually, according to the USDA.
Legally Brief: Animal Law ConferenceOctober 21, 2014
Last weekend, ALDF and the Center for Animal Law Studies hosted the 22nd annual Animal Law Conference.
Animal Law: A World Phenomenon!July 16, 2014
The Second Global Animal Law Conference has just concluded in Barcelona, Spain, and I was honored to represent the Animal Legal Defense Fund, one of the main sponsors of this historic event.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back—Damage Control in the Wake of State v. NewcombApril 23, 2014
The same three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals that issued a favorable ruling in Fessenden/Dicke(a 2013 case holding that the emergency aid exception to the warrant requirement applies to animals) just ruled, in State v. Newcomb, that an Oregon Humane Society (OHS) veterinarian’s blood test of a starving dog that was otherwise lawfully seized should be suppressed as a warrantless “search” under the Oregon Constitution.