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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

How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Lobbying for Animals

How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Lobbying for Animals

6/17/20 12-1pm PT
Animals can’t vote, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice in the political process — you can give animals that voice!
Stress and Zoonotic Diseases

Stress and Zoonotic Diseases

6/23/20 12-1pm PT
In the wake of the current pandemic, join public health expert Dr. Aysha Akhtar, Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells, and Staff Attorney Kelsey Eberly for a round table discussion about the impacts of stress and confinement on disease transmission between animals—and conditions where they are most likely to jump to humans.
How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Volunteer Opportunities

How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Volunteer Opportunities

6/30/20 12-1pm PT
Do you want to change the world for animals but are not sure where to begin? Join Pro Bono Program Director Tom Linney as he discusses fun and meaningful ways that each of us can volunteer in our communities to make a difference for animals.
How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Community Organizing for Farmed Animals

How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Community Organizing for Farmed Animals

7/16/20 12-1pm PT
Farmed animals are exploited at alarming rates, with over nine billion farmed land animals slaughtered in the U.S. every year. Join Senior Staff Attorney Cristina Stella as she provides attendees with an inside look at how legal advocacy and grassroots advocacy work together to create positive change on behalf of farmed animals.
How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Animals in Criminal Law

How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Animals in Criminal Law

8/6/20 12-1pm PT
Although animals are property under the law, they are property unlike any other. In the context of criminal law, animals can be the victims of crime entitled to certain statutory protections. In this webinar, Senior Staff Attorneys David Rosengard and Jamie Contreras will discuss animals’ status in the context of criminal law.

Past webinars

Federal Legislation: Current Issues & New Ideas

Federal Legislation: Current Issues & New Ideas

Presented 5/20/2020
This webinar will address the shortcomings for animal protection in current federal law, give an overview of pending legislation, and discuss what we’d like to see introduced in the future.
Factory Farms: Generating Environmental Injustice in North Carolina

Factory Farms: Generating Environmental Injustice in North Carolina

Presented 5/12/20
Learn about the carefully-carved legal loopholes that allow factory farms to operate with limited protections for animals, the environment, or surrounding communities, and about how residents—and others—are fighting back.
Lobbying 101: Advocacy in a New Era 2020

Lobbying 101: Advocacy in a New Era 2020

Presented 5/7/2020
Animals can’t vote, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice in the political process — you can give animals that voice!
Impact Report with Stephen Wells (Quarter One 2020)

Impact Report with Stephen Wells (Quarter One 2020)

Presented 5/4/2020
Join Stephen Wells, Executive Director, and Lora Dunn, Criminal Justice Program Director, as they discuss current cases and projects, plus what’s planned for the rest of the year, with special focus on the Criminal Justice Program.
Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Prohibiting Circuses and Traveling Shows that Exploit Animals 2020

Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Prohibiting Circuses and Traveling Shows that Exploit Animals 2020

Presented 4/30/20
Learn how wild animals are exploited in circuses and traveling shows, and how you can help!
Messaging a Movement 2020

Messaging a Movement 2020

Presented 4/22/20
The language we use to talk about animals, and the animal protection movement, can have a significant influence on how an audience receives and interprets the information we are trying to convey.
Why Pandemics Happen: COVID-19 2020

Why Pandemics Happen: COVID-19 2020

Presented on 4/20/20
Leading drivers of disease emergence in humans from wildlife include anthropogenic pressures such as land use change, food production systems, and trade and travel.
Tiger King: Questions Answered 2020

Tiger King: Questions Answered 2020

Presented 3/31/20
Learn more about the current and pending laws surrounding private tiger ownership and roadside zoos like the ones featured in Tiger King.
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