Agenda for the Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Convention
Saturday, September 25, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT / 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Welcome remarks by Stacey Gordon Sterling, Animal Law Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Nadia Adawi, Executive Director, Animal Welfare Institute
Elizabeth Baker Esq., Regulatory Policy Director, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Nicholas Fromherz, Senior Staff Attorney for the Global Law Alliance, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School
Caitlin Hawks, Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, PETA Foundation
Akisha Townsend Eaton, Managing Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Jessica Rock, Georgia Statewide Animal Crimes Prosecutor & Trainer and Assistant District Attorney, Towaliga Judicial Circuit
Moderator: Priscilla Rader Culp, Education Program Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund
This is your chance to ask questions and hear insights from leaders in the field of animal law! Panelists from varying backgrounds will share stories and offer their advice on how to do what you love in a way that you’ll love. This interactive panel will feature plenary Q&A with our panelists, followed by small-group discussion.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. PT / 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. ET
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT / 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Law Student Scholarship Panel: The Animal-Industrial Complex
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 fifth year, the Law Student Scholarship Panel will showcase some of this work, with a focus on the Animal-Industrial Complex.
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! Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. PT / 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. PT / 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. ET
Breakout Group Discussion
Join us for interactive discussions to explore the topics below with presenters and other students! All breakout rooms will be open to attendees, and individuals are welcome to move between rooms during this session.
Student Chapter Leadership
Kelly Levenda, Senior Student Programs Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Alyssa Sander, Animal Law Program Fellow, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Writing, Publication, and Presenting
Stacey Gordon Sterling, Animal Law Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Nicole Pallotta, Senior Policy Program Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Education & Academic Outreach Opportunities
Priscilla Rader Culp, Education Program Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Rajesh K. Reddy, Director, Global Animal Law and Animal Law Advanced Degree Programs, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School
Additional $20,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for attacking and mutilating dozens of brown pelicans on the coast of Orange County, California.July 20, 2021 Press Release
Animal Legal Defense Fund offers reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for operating and crash-landing a drone at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Orange County, CaliforniaJuly 8, 2021 Press Release
Animal Legal Defense Fund increases reward offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for attacking over 30 pelicans in Orange County, CaliforniaJune 30, 2021 Press Release