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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

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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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