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  • Critical Caselaw: Judicial Recognition of Animal Sentience

    Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorneys Jamie Contreras and David B. Rosengard as they discuss how the legal system treats animal sentience and how a trilogy of Oregon cases recognizing animal sentience points towards a new framework for animals within the law.
  • Though Ruled Unconstitutional, Industry Continues Pushing Ag-Gag Laws: Updates in North Carolina, Kansas, Iowa, and Ontario

    In the first half of 2020, there were multiple developments in the realm of Ag-Gag laws — so named because they criminalize whistleblowing and undercover investigations in agricultural facilities, thus “gagging” activists and others who expose animal abuse in factory farms and slaughterhouses.
    September 15, 2020 Animal Law Update
  • Animal Victims and Restorative Justice

    Restorative justice is not a new concept, but it largely has not been applied in animal crimes. In this webinar, Brittany Hill, Criminal Justice Program Fellow, will introduce the audience to restorative justice.
  • Student Chapter Kickoff

    Welcome to a new — though somewhat different — academic year! Join us and your peers from other law schools across the country for the Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter Kickoff – an online event exclusively for law students.
  • 2020-2021: Organizing for Animals in the Digital Age

    Each year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund provides resources to help its student chapters focus on a specific priority issue. The Student Chapter Program Guide contains an overview of the issue, the the organization's involvement, and suggested activities.
  • Impact Report: Quarter Two 2020

    This year has been busy for the Animal Legal Defense Fund! Join Stephen Wells, Executive Director, and Kathleen Schatzmann, Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, as they discuss current cases and projects, plus what’s planned for the rest of the year, with special focus on the Legislative Affairs Program.
  • New Jersey Town Hall

    In this interactive webinar Kathleen Schatzmann, Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, will provide an update on animal protection legislation in New Jersey and provide multiple real-time opportunities for strategic targeting to build support and momentum for bill passage.
  • Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Fur Bans

    Learn how to fight back against the cruel fur industry by passing a fur ban in your community! Led by Animal Legal Defense Fund Campaigns Manager Elizabeth Holtz, this webinar will walk you through the mechanics of fur production, the policy issues, including animal cruelty, environmental impacts, and public health, and more.
  • Speakers

    Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund for the Virtual Student Convention 2020! This two-day event will provide an opportunity for law students to receive career advice from leaders in the animal law field. Participants will also have a chance to network with law students from schools across the country and beyond.
  • Agenda

    Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund for the Virtual Student Convention 2020! This two-day event will provide an opportunity for law students to receive career advice from leaders in the animal law field. Participants will also have a chance to network with law students from schools across the country and beyond.