animal law symposium

Virtual Animal Law Symposium: COVID-19 and Animals

April 23 – 24, 2021

This two-day online featured 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. To watch the sessions on demand click here.

Over the past year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has developed a series of papers outlining policy strategies designed to reduce specific zoonotic risks. Read the first three papers in the series here.

The symposium was approved for 3.5 continuing legal education (CLE) credits by the Oregon State Bar Association. Credits were included with registration and attorneys must watch all sessions, either live or on-demand, to receive full credit.

Most states will accept credits from other mandatory CLE states such as Oregon, but please check with your local bar association to confirm.


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    On May 20, 2017 the Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted its third annual Animal Law Symposium in Los Angeles.
  • Animal Law Symposium 2016

    On May 21, 2016 the Animal Legal Defense Fund gathered experts in criminal animal cruelty cases for our second-annual Los Angeles symposium, Animal Cruelty Prosecution: Pitfalls and Progress.
  • Animal Law Symposium 2015

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