The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Law Academy provides articles, educational webinars, and CLEs covering both substantive and practical topics in animal law written and presented by experts in the field. These are a convenient way to learn more about the rapidly developing field of animal law while staying up-to-date on the latest news.


Our webinars are an opportunity to learn about important issues currently facing animals in the legal system and are suitable for anyone interested in animal law, current and future law students, attorneys, legal professionals and animal advocates.

Puppy Mills 2017

Puppy Mills 2017

Presented 6/6/17
Lora Dunn, Director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Criminal Justice Program, teaches participants how to navigate the legal landscape of animal cruelty prosecutions, from crime scene to courtroom.

Ag-Gag Laws 2017

Presented by 7/11/17
This session will be led by Professor Alan Chen, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and co-counsel on the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s pending cases against Ag-Gag laws in Utah and Idaho.


Animal Law Update

The Animal Law Update is a series highlighting legal and policy developments in the rapidly emerging field of animal law.


New California Laws Aim to Save More Companion Animals in Shelters

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed two bills intended to reduce the killing of adoptable companion animals in the state.
The Islamabad High Court has held that animals have natural rights and are entitled to protection under the Pakistani constitution. The case before the court was threefold, involving an elephant held in solitary confinement at a zoo, a rescued bear who had been forced to “dance” and perform tricks, and the killing of stray dogs.


Staff Scholarship

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s staff have published articles about various topics in animal law in a variety of publications.


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