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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.

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Legislative Update: Spring 2021

Legislative Update: Spring 2021

Presented 3/24/21
Join us for a quarterly update from Kathleen Schatzmann, Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Legislative Affairs Manager. In this webinar, we will review animal protection bills such as companion animal, wildlife, and farmed animal legislation currently being considered at the state and federal level.
Law Student Paper Series — Milking the System: The Ugly Truth Silenced by Ag-Gag Laws, Misleading Advertising, and Meaningless Labeling

Law Student Paper Series — Milking the System: The Ugly Truth Silenced by Ag-Gag Laws, Misleading Advertising, and Meaningless Labeling

Presented 3/18/21
Join Dasha Nikitina, Vermont Law School, as she walks attendees through the laws and challenges surrounding the false labeling of animal products and the solutions that could be employed to protect consumers while improving the well-being of cows in industrial dairies.
Law Student Paper Series — The Bear Necessities: Ursine Suffering Exposed, Explained, and Expelled

Law Student Paper Series — The Bear Necessities: Ursine Suffering Exposed, Explained, and Expelled

Presented 3/4/21
The United States is home to tens of thousands of bears, yet they receive little attention in comparison to other wildlife. Join Morgan Pattan, Michigan State University, as she discusses the psychological impact of captivity on bears.
Law Student Paper Series — Sustainability vs. Overexploitation: A Nexus Between Illegal Wildlife Trafficking and the Climate Crisis

Law Student Paper Series — Sustainability vs. Overexploitation: A Nexus Between Illegal Wildlife Trafficking and the Climate Crisis

Presented 2/25/21
Join Spring A. Gaines, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, as she discusses how national and international policies fail to implement the idea of sustainability into protecting ecosystems that are continuously overexploited to their own detriment, while exploring how this oversight impacts species in different parts of our natural world.
Law Student Paper Series — Reducing Wildlife Mismanagement in the U.S.

Law Student Paper Series — Reducing Wildlife Mismanagement in the U.S.

Presented 2/18/21
Despite persistent misguided beliefs, hunting does not reduce conflicts between wild animals and humans. Join Sahana Ramdas, Buffalo University, in a presentation analyzing the misaligned role played by the U.S. regulatory bodies, with a focus on ways to reduce conflict without compromising on the protection of wildlife and nature preservation.
Career Planning in Animal Law

Career Planning in Animal Law

Presented 2/12/21
Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund and special guests for a conversation on career planning in animal law! This webinar will feature animal law experts as they answer questions directly from students on clerkships, curriculum planning, interviewing, and so much more.
Law Student Paper Series — Improving the Conservation and Protection of Sharks Through the Power of International Treaties and the Development of New Shark-Focused Legally Binding Instrument

Law Student Paper Series — Improving the Conservation and Protection of Sharks Through the Power of International Treaties and the Development of New Shark-Focused Legally Binding Instrument

Presented 2/4/21
In this presentation, Lu Shegay, Lewis & Clark Law School, will discuss how certain countries treat sharks within their legal frameworks, as well as analyze the international instruments that can help improve protections for sharks. A brief Q&A to follow. 
Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters and Courtroom Animal Advocate Programs — How You Can Help
Presented 1/26/21
Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Legislative Affairs Manager Kathleen Schatzmann and Seton Hall Law School Student Chapter member Alice Huang will share specific actions that law students and Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters can take to significantly impact Courtroom Animal Advocate Program bills. A brief Q/A to follow.

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