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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

Estate Planning Essentials: How to Ensure Your Legacy

Estate Planning Essentials: How to Ensure Your Legacy

Thursday, November 4th, 2021; 12-1pm PT
This webinar with Peggy Hoyt of Hoyt & Bryan, LLC provides a look at how to plan your estate for the people, companion animals, and causes that you love.
Critical Caselaw: What's an Animal's Life Worth?

Critical Caselaw: What’s an Animal’s Life Worth?

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Staff Attorney Ariel Flint for a discussion about damages and valuation in tort cases involving companion animals.
Beyond Tiger King: Ending the Cub Petting Crisis

Beyond Tiger King: Ending the Cub Petting Crisis

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021; 12-1pm PT
Join Brittany Peet and Alicia Prygoski to explore the successful strategies that have nearly eradicated the big cat cub petting industry in the United States, and why passage of The Big Cat Public Safety Act remains an urgent priority.

Past webinars

Farmed Animals & Natural Disasters

Farmed Animals & Natural Disasters

Presented 10/6/21
This webinar will walk law students through the animal-related issues at the center of climate disasters and the limited laws that address the welfare of these animals.
Lobbying for Animals: State & Federal Legislative Update

Lobbying for Animals: State & Federal Legislative Update

Presented 9/29/21
Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Legislative Affairs Manager Stephanie Harris for a quarterly update on animal protection legislation. The webinar will review recent victories and pending priorities at the state and federal level and explore ways you can help pass animal protection laws.
Student Chapter Kickoff - The Public Commenting Process & You!

Student Chapter Kickoff – The Public Commenting Process & You!

Presented 9/14/21
Join us and other law students from across the country for the Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter Kickoff—an online event exclusively for law students. We’ll introduce you to the Animal Law Program team, and preview resources to get your chapter involved this year.
Animal Fighting in the United States: Emergent Legal Trends
Presented 9/1/21
Join David B. Rosengard, Animal Legal Defense Fund Managing Attorney and Kathleen Wood, Animal Legal Defense Fund Staff Attorney to discuss these developments—and the potential they have to advance the legal position not only of fought animals, but all victims of animal cruelty.
Animal Fighting in the United States: Myth and Reality

Animal Fighting in the United States: Myth and Reality

Presented 8/17/21
Join David B. Rosengard, Animal Legal Defense Fund Managing Attorney and Linda Fielder, Animal Legal Defense Fund Investigations Manager, as we dig into the legal history of animal fighting, explode myths, and shine an animal-forward lens on the blood sport, to properly frame its cruel impact on animal victims.
Case Update: Litigation Against the Federal Government Under a New Administration

Case Update: Litigation Against the Federal Government Under a New Administration

Presented 8/3/21
Join us as we discuss the progress in which the federal government has taken toward its animal- and environment-friendly policy commitments, through the lens of several Animal Legal Defense Fund lawsuits.
Animal Law Summer School: How to Use Grassroots Advocacy to Change Local Laws to Protect Animals

Animal Law Summer School: How to Use Grassroots Advocacy to Change Local Laws to Protect Animals

Presented 7/29/21
Join us to learn how you can use grassroots advocacy techniques to lobby city and county governments, and pass laws to improve the welfare of animals.
Animal Legal Defense Legislative Fund: The Role of 501(c)(4)’s in Animal Advocacy
Presented 7/22/21
Join us for the official launch of the Animal Legal Defense Legislative Fund, a 501(c)(4) affiliate organization of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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