Event

Agenda – 2019

Third Annual Student Convention

When: Friday, October 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pure Space | Portland, Oregon

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

9:50 – 10:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Career Panel

Randall Abate, Chair, Marine and Environmental Law and Policy, Monmouth University
Jessica Blome, Senior Associate, Greenfire Law, PC
Ryan Gordon, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Litigation, Advancing Law for Animals
Kevin Schneider, Executive Director, Nonhuman Rights Project
Delcianna Winders, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Animal Law Litigation Clinic Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School
Kathleen Wood, Fellow, Criminal Justice Program, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Moderator: Priscilla Rader, Education Coordinator, Animal Legal Defense Fund

This is your chance to ask questions and hear insight from leaders in the field of animal law. Panelists from varying backgrounds will share their stories and offer their advice on doing what you love in a way that you’ll love. The panel will largely be interactive with student questions leading the discussion.

11:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Address Featuring Joyce Tischler

Moderator: Nicole Pallotta, Academic Outreach Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Chapter of the Year Award

Kelly Levenda, Student Programs Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

1:15 – 3:00 p.m. Law Student Panel

Spring Gaines, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2020
Taking a Peck Out of Protection: Change in Interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Spells Trouble for Birds Affected by Industry

Tess Vickery, Lewis & Clark Law School, LL.M., 2019
A Taxonomy of Class Actions for Animals in the United States*
*To be published in the upcoming Animal Law Review journal.

Mary K. Walsh, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2021
Feeding Fido: The Case for Restitution in Ohio Animal-Cruelty Convictions

Moderator: Kevin Schneider, Executive Director, Nonhuman Rights Project

As the next generation of animal lawyers and policy makers, students are already doing great work exploring cutting-edge legal theories as well as considering practical ways to use the law to help animals. In its third year, the Law Student Scholarship Panel will showcase some of this work, with a focus on animals’ legal status.

This panel features three authors chosen to present their papers, which were selected by a committee of prominent animal law professors. Listen to their ideas and help shape the conversation as it moves forward.

3:00 – 3:10 p.m. Break

3:10 – 4:30 p.m. Student Chapter Summit

Kelly Levenda, Student Programs Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Nicole Pallotta, Academic Outreach Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Priscilla Rader, Education Coordinator, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Meet and chat with other student chapter members, share ideas, and discuss your chapter’s successes and any issues that you have encountered. The Summit will consist of introductions, round-table discussions, and breakout groups.

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