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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.

Past webinars

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

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

Presented 7/20/21
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.
Lobbying for Animals: State & Federal Legislative Update

Lobbying for Animals: State & Federal Legislative Update

Presented 6/23/21
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: Using the First Amendment to Protect Animals & Advocates

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

Presented 6/16/21
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.
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.

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