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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

There are no webinars currently scheduled.

Past webinars

Animal Victims and Restorative Justice

Animal Victims and Restorative Justice

Presented 9/30/20
Restorative justice is not a new concept, but it largely has not been applied in animal crimes. In this webinar, Brittany Hill, Criminal Justice Program Fellow, will introduce the audience to restorative justice.
Student Chapter Kickoff

Student Chapter Kickoff

Presented 9/25/20
Welcome to a new — though somewhat different — academic year! Join us and your peers from other law schools across the country for the Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter Kickoff – an online event exclusively for law students.
New Jersey Town Hall

New Jersey Town Hall

Presented 9/24/20
In this interactive webinar Kathleen Schatzmann, Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, will provide an update on animal protection legislation in New Jersey and provide multiple real-time opportunities for strategic targeting to build support and momentum for bill passage.
Critical Caselaw: Judicial Recognition of Animal Sentience

Critical Caselaw: Judicial Recognition of Animal Sentience

Presented 9/17/20
Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorneys Jamie Contreras and David B. Rosengard as they discuss how the legal system treats animal sentience and how a trilogy of Oregon cases recognizing animal sentience points towards a new framework for animals within the law.
Impact Report: Quarter Two 2020

Impact Report: Quarter Two 2020

Presented 9/1/20
This year has been busy for the Animal Legal Defense Fund! Join Stephen Wells, Executive Director, and Kathleen Schatzmann, Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, as they discuss current cases and projects, plus what’s planned for the rest of the year, with special focus on the Legislative Affairs Program.
Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Fur Bans

Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Fur Bans

Presented 8/20/20
Learn how to fight back against the cruel fur industry by passing a fur ban in your community! Led by Animal Legal Defense Fund Campaigns Manager Elizabeth Holtz, this webinar will walk you through the mechanics of fur production, the policy issues, including animal cruelty, environmental impacts, and public health, and more.
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

Presented 8/6/20
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.
COVID-19: Rethinking our Relationship with Animals

COVID-19: Rethinking our Relationship with Animals

Presented 7/29/20
With global outbreaks of zoonotic disease, like COVID-19, on the rise, it is imperative that we simultaneously mobilize to limit the staggering impact of the current pandemic and take action to mitigate our heightened risk from the next.

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