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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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Past webinars

Rankings in Review: State Anti Cruelty Laws 2020

Rankings in Review: State Anti Cruelty Laws 2020

Presented 2/12/20
Join Animal Legal Defense Fund staff attorney Kathleen Wood as she discusses the annual Animal Protection Laws Rankings Report.
2019 Debrief

2019 Debrief

Presented 12/9/19
Join Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, as he shares stories behind 2019’s biggest victories.
Captive Aquatic Animals in Public Aquariums 2019

Captive Aquatic Animals in Public Aquariums 2019

Presented 11/14/19
Join Kelly Levenda and Alexandra Monson as they discuss the legal issues associated with fin fishes and whales exhibited in public aquariums, as these animals make up the majority of aquatic animals held in captivity.
Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals 2019

Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals 2019

Presented 10/2/19
Want to take the next step in your animal advocacy? Learn the skills you need to pass laws protecting animals at the local level! Local laws are critical – not only do they help individual animals in your community but prime state legislation.
False Advertising: How to Protect Animals by Litigating for Consumers 2019

False Advertising: How to Protect Animals by Litigating for Consumers 2019

Presented 8/6/19
When companies try to trick consumers into buying animal products with the false promise that these products or services are humane or cruelty-free, legal advocates have a variety of tools at their disposal to stop this “humane-washing.”
From Farmhouse to Courthouse: Applying Animal Cruelty Law on Behalf of Farmed Animals 2019

From Farmhouse to Courthouse: Applying Animal Cruelty Law on Behalf of Farmed Animals 2019

Presented 7/9/19
Farmed animals feature in some of the oldest known legal cases. Despite the venerable history of farmed animals within the law, these animals are all too often thought of as being entirely excluded from the protection of animal cruelty legislation.
Aquatic Animal Law: Overview, Aquaculture, and Alternatives 2019

Aquatic Animal Law: Overview, Aquaculture, and Alternatives 2019

Presented 6/14/19
Aquatic animal law is an emerging field with important undertones throughout the legal system, including animal welfare, environmental issues, sustainability, workers’ health, and more.
"The Link" Between Violence Against Animals and Humans 2019
Presented 5/3/19
Diane Balkin, senior staff attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will closely examine how “The Link” has been used in public policy arguments and legal cases alike to protect animals and humans from abuse.
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