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Justice for Animals! Fundraiser

Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Special Guests to celebrate our wins for animals and kick off our fundraising for the new year.

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters and Courtroom Animal Advocate Programs — How You Can Help
1/26/21 12-12:30 pm PT
Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Legislative Affairs Manager Kathleen Schatzmann and Seton Hall Law School Student Chapter member Alice Huang will share specific actions that law students and Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters can take to significantly impact Courtroom Animal Advocate Program bills. A brief Q/A to follow.
Law Student Paper Series — Improving the Conservation and Protection of Sharks Through the Power of International Treaties and the Development of New Shark-Focused Legally Binding Instrument

Law Student Paper Series — Improving the Conservation and Protection of Sharks Through the Power of International Treaties and the Development of New Shark-Focused Legally Binding Instrument

2/4/21 12-12:45 pm PT
In this presentation, Lu Shegay, Lewis & Clark Law School, will discuss how certain countries treat sharks within their legal frameworks, as well as analyze the international instruments that can help improve protections for sharks. A brief Q&A to follow. 
Career Planning in Animal Law

Career Planning in Animal Law

2/12/21 12-1:30 pm PT
Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund and special guests for a conversation on career planning in animal law! This webinar will feature animal law experts as they answer questions directly from students on clerkships, curriculum planning, interviewing, and so much more.
Law Student Paper Series — Reducing Wildlife Mismanagement in the U.S.

Law Student Paper Series — Reducing Wildlife Mismanagement in the U.S.

2/18/21 12-12:45 pm PT
Despite persistent misguided beliefs, hunting does not reduce conflicts between wild animals and humans. Join Sahana Ramdas, Buffalo University, in a presentation analyzing the misaligned role played by the U.S. regulatory bodies, with a focus on ways to reduce conflict without compromising on the protection of wildlife and nature preservation.
Law Student Paper Series — Sustainability vs. Overexploitation: A Nexus Between Illegal Wildlife Trafficking and the Climate Crisis

Law Student Paper Series — Sustainability vs. Overexploitation: A Nexus Between Illegal Wildlife Trafficking and the Climate Crisis

2/25/21 12-12:45 pm PT
Join Spring A. Gaines, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, as she discusses how national and international policies fail to implement the idea of sustainability into protecting ecosystems that are continuously overexploited to their own detriment, while exploring how this oversight impacts species in different parts of our natural world.
Law Student Paper Series — The Bear Necessities: Ursine Suffering Exposed, Explained, and Expelled

Law Student Paper Series — The Bear Necessities: Ursine Suffering Exposed, Explained, and Expelled

3/4/21 12-12:45 pm PT
The United States is home to tens of thousands of bears, yet they receive little attention in comparison to other wildlife. Join Morgan Pattan, Michigan State University, as she discusses the psychological impact of captivity on bears.
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.
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. 

2021 Summit on Passing Municipal Animal Laws
February 6, 2021
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Farmed Animals: Activism, Legislation, and Litigation
DePaul ALDF Student Chapter
February 6, 2021
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An Evening of Action to Ban the Crates in New Jersey
The Humane Society Of The United States And The Animal Legal Defense Fund
February 11, 2021
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Animal Law Section, State Bar of Michigan Speakers Series: Coping during COVID “Lawyer/Advocates Professional Responsibilities in a Pandemic”
Animal Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
February 11, 2021
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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
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