When: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 – 8:30 a.m – 4 p.m.
Where: The Hilton Portland


Career Panel

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.,  Skyline 2

Tony Eliseuson, Senior Staff Attorney, Litigation ProgramAnimal Legal Defense Fund

Sarah Baeckler, to Executive Director, Humane Society of Naples

Kathy Hessler, Clinical Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

David Rosengard, Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice ProgramAnimal Legal Defense Fund

Rebeka Breder, Attorney/Barrister, Breder Law

Nicoletta Caferri, Chief, Animal Cruelty Prosecutions UnitQueens District Attorney Office

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. From criminal to solo to pro bono turned non-profit, there’s something for everyone! Panelists 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.

Law Student Scholarship Panel on Factory Farming and the Law

11:15 – 12:30 p.m.,  Skyline 2


Christine Ball-Blakely, University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D. May 2017)
Paper submission: “CAFOs: Plaguing North Carolina Communities of Color.

Tara Lewis, Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. May 2017)
Paper submission: “Free Range or Free Reign? False Advertising in the Egg Industry.

Alice Di Concetto, Lewis & Clark  Law School (LLM May 2016)
Paper submission: “The CAP, a European Farm Bill? A comparative analysis of the detrimental effects of US and EU agricultural policies on animal welfare, and solutions to address them.

Honorable Mention:

Ingrid Rena, American University Washington College of Law (J.D. Candidate, May 2018)
Paper submission: “The Maternal Shackle, Female Reproduction Is a Big Business: Intersecting Oppressions, Reproductive Exploitation, Animal Welfare & the Dormant Commerce Clause.”

Moderator: Matthew Liebman, Director of Litigation, Animal Legal Defense Fund

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

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 second year, the Law Student Scholarship Panel will showcase some of this work.

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.

Lunch & Keynote (1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.)

12:30 – 2:15 p.m., Skyline 1

Joyce Tischler, Founder and General Counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Introduction: Kelly Levenda, Student Programs Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

The 2017 Chapter of the Year Award will be given out immediately following the keynote.

SALDF Summit

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.,  Skyline 2

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 SALDF chapter members, share ideas, and discuss your chapter’s successes and any issues you have encountered. The Summit will consist of introductions, roundtable discussions, and breakout groups.