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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

Endangered Species Act: How It's Helping Captive Animals 2019

Endangered Species Act: How It’s Helping Captive Animals 2019

Presented 2/22/19
In 2016, the Animal Legal Defense Fund became the first to successfully use the Endangered Species Act on behalf of captive animals held at Cricket Hollow Zoo in Iowa.
2018 Debrief: Recent Victories! Plus Visions for 2019

2018 Debrief: Recent Victories! Plus Visions for 2019

Presented 12/12/18
As 2019 approaches, we’re looking back at our biggest legal victories for animals over the last 12 months. Join Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, as he shares stories behind this year’s biggest victories.
Bringing the “Animal” into Traditional Law Courses 2018

Bringing the “Animal” into Traditional Law Courses 2018

Presented 9/28/18
Join us for a free, interactive webinar to learn how you can easily incorporate animal law into your existing courses.
Back to School 2018

Back to School 2018

Presented 9/6/18
During this interactive webinar, Joyce Tischler will detail the lives of farmed animals and the laws (or lack thereof) that protect them.
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Case Study: Elephants at the LA Zoo 2018

Presented 7/7/18
David Casselman is a trial attorney who spent 10 years litigating pro bono against the Los Angeles Zoo in an effort to protect the elephants housed there.
What’s New in Captive Wildlife Litigation and Legislation 2018

What’s New in Captive Wildlife Litigation and Legislation 2018

Presented 7/10/18
Amanda Howell, staff attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will provide case overviews and updates on some of the biggest captive wildlife cases. These cases will include the Cricket Hollow Zoo, Tony the Tiger, Ben the Bear, and Animaland.
Dispelling Myths About Captive Wildlife 2018

Dispelling Myths About Captive Wildlife 2018

Presented by 6/8/18
Carney Anne Nasser will walk attendees through common myths associated with captive wildlife. Topics will include zoos (including roadside zoos), private ownership, tourist attractions, and sanctuaries.
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Presented 5/4/18
This webinar will discuss animals’ current legal status as property and how this status can hinder animal protection within the criminal law context and discuss animals’ legal status as property through the lens of civil litigation.

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