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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

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

Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Prohibiting Circuses and Traveling Shows that Exploit Animals

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 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.
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.

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