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The Animal Law Academy webinars are an opportunity to hone your skills and gain both practical and substantive knowledge about important issues currently facing animals in the legal system. Participants will learn from the experts and enjoy an interactive Q&A session. Don’t miss the chance to get an in-depth look into what it means to advocate for animals’ through the legal system.

Animal Law Academy webinars are suitable for anyone interested in animal law, current and future law students, attorneys, legal professionals and animal advocates.

Upcoming webinars

Critical Caselaw: Using the First Amendment to Protect Animals & Advocates

Critical Caselaw: Using the First Amendment to Protect Animals & Advocates

Wednesday, June 16th; 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT
The guarantee of free speech enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is critical to the animal protection movement. Join Kelsey Eberly, ALDF Senior Staff Attorney, as she explores the applicable legal canons and arguments employed to vindicate activists’ rights, protect advocacy, and empower entrepreneurial innovation.
Lobbying for Animals: State & Federal Legislative Update

Lobbying for Animals: State & Federal Legislative Update

Wednesday, June 23rd; 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT
Join Alicia Prygoski, Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, for a discussion about our legislative victories from the past few months and bills we’re currently advocating for at the state and federal level.
Critical Caselaw: An Animal-Forward Approach to 1st Amendment Jurisprudence

Critical Caselaw: An Animal-Forward Approach to 1st Amendment Jurisprudence

Tuesday, July 20th; 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT
The art humans make and the spirituality humans practice have involved animals throughout time. As such, it is no surprise that animal cases have given rise to some of this nation’s most notable 1st Amendment rulings, both for freedoms of speech and religious freedoms.

Past webinars

Animal Law Summer School: What to Do When You Witness Animal Cruelty

Animal Law Summer School: What to Do When You Witness Animal Cruelty

Presented 6/10/21
The hot summer months bring up an array of potential issues involving animals and their protection. Join us for the first presentation of our Animal Law Summer School series, as we explore how to be an agent of change for animals.
U.S. Laws and the Ongoing Risk of Zoonotic Diseases: A Conversation

U.S. Laws and the Ongoing Risk of Zoonotic Diseases: A Conversation

Presented 4/24/21
Join us for a round-table conversation to explore the ongoing risks as well as challenges and opportunities to preventing the next pandemic.
Zoonotic Diseases and Captive Wildlife

Zoonotic Diseases and Captive Wildlife

Presented 4/24/21
Human interaction with captive animals – both wild-caught and captive-bred – can increase the likelihood of global pandemics, which makes their captivity all the more dangerous. Join legal and rescue experts as they discuss captive animals, with an emphasis on those used for entertainment.
Rethinking Our Relationship with Animals to Reduce the Likelihood of the Next Global Pandemic

Rethinking Our Relationship with Animals to Reduce the Likelihood of the Next Global Pandemic

Presented 4/23/21
Join public health expert Dr. Aysha Akhtar for a conversation about COVID-19 and how our troubled relationship with non-human animals increases the risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks.
Zoonotic Diseases and Factory Farming

Zoonotic Diseases and Factory Farming

Presented 4/23/21
COVID-19 has shone new light on the issues surrounding the treatment of animals in factory farms. This panel will discuss three similar, yet distinct, issues within factory farming during the pandemic: conditions within factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses, “depopulation” methods, and government subsidies.
Law Student Paper Series — Environmental Responsibility & Animal Protection — Overlooked by Pension Plan Regulation

Law Student Paper Series — Environmental Responsibility & Animal Protection — Overlooked by Pension Plan Regulation

Presented 4/8/21
Problematic regulations regarding fiduciary duty make it difficult to factor animal and environmental protection in tax-privileged pension planning under ERISA. Join Benjamin Cregger, Lewis & Clark Law School, as they provide a closer look at recent regulatory changes, which are potentially problematic for human and nonhuman animals.
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

Presented 4/1/21
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. 
Legislative Update: Spring 2021

Legislative Update: Spring 2021

Presented 3/24/21
Join us for a quarterly update from Kathleen Schatzmann, Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Legislative Affairs Manager. In this webinar, we will review animal protection bills such as companion animal, wildlife, and farmed animal legislation currently being considered at the state and federal level.

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