Check this page often for the latest conferences, academic symposiums and speaking engagements around the U.S. relating to animals and the legal system.

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Virtual Animal Law Symposium: COVID-19 and Animals
April 23 – 24, 2021
This two-day online event will feature panels on zoonotic diseases and COVID-19, factory farming and the realities of our food system, our problematic relationship with animals in captivity, and COVID-19 policy recommendations.

Registration will open on March 8th.
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Law Student Paper Series — Milking the System: The Ugly Truth Silenced by Ag-Gag Laws, Misleading Advertising, and Meaningless Labeling

Law Student Paper Series — Milking the System: The Ugly Truth Silenced by Ag-Gag Laws, Misleading Advertising, and Meaningless Labeling

3/18/21 12-12:45 pm PT
Join Dasha Nikitina, Vermont Law School, as she walks attendees through the laws and challenges surrounding the false labeling of animal products and the solutions that could be employed to protect consumers while improving the well-being of cows in industrial dairies.
Legislative Update: Spring 2021

Legislative Update: Spring 2021

3/24/21 12-1pm PT
Join us for a quarterly update from Kathleen Schatzmann, Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Legislative Affairs Manager. In this webinar, we will review animal protection bills such as companion animal, wildlife, and farmed animal legislation currently being considered at the state and federal level.
Law Student Paper Series — Defining 'Meat': Plant-based Meat Label Censorship in the United States

Law Student Paper Series — Defining ‘Meat’: Plant-based Meat Label Censorship in the United States

4/1/21 12-12:45 pm PT
Join Bianka Atlas, Lewis & Clark Law School, for an overview of the plant-based meat labeling landscape in the United States, with a focus on current and pending state legislation and lawsuits. 
Law Student Paper Series — Environmental Responsibility & Animal Protection — Overlooked by Pension Plan Regulation

Law Student Paper Series — Environmental Responsibility & Animal Protection — Overlooked by Pension Plan Regulation

4/8/21 12-12:45 pm PT
Problematic regulations regarding fiduciary duty make it difficult to factor animal and environmental protection in tax-privileged pension planning under ERISA. Join Benjamin Cregger, Lewis & Clark Law School, as they provide a closer look at recent regulatory changes, which are potentially problematic for human and nonhuman animals.

Lewis & Clark Animal Law Review Symposium: The Intersection of Psychology and Law in the Assessment and Treatment of Animal Maltreatment
Lewis & Clark Animal Law Review Symposium
March 11, 2021
Online
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The Unseen Impacts of Factory Farming: Economic Inequality, Animal Cruelty, and Human Rights
Animal Law Society, American University Washington College of Law
March 18, 2021
Online
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Golden Gate University School of Law’s California Animal Law Symposium 2021
Golden Gate Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
March 19, 2021
Online
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The Abuse Interface: Animal Abuse, Child Abuse, and Domestic violence
Animal Law Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community; D.C. Bar Criminal Law Community; D.C. Bar Family Law Community
March 22, 2021
Online
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2021 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting: A Path from Animal Ethics to Animal Law
American Philosophical Association
April 6, 2021
Online
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Animals & Environmentalism: A Legal Perspective in the Wake of a Global Pandemic
April 23, 2021
Online
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