Most conference activities will take place in Wood Hall on the law school campus, including registration, breakfasts, snacks, and panel sessions. The Friday welcome reception will be downtown at “The Cleaners” at the Ace Hotel. Lunches and the Saturday evening banquet dinner will be held in the Legal Research Center at the law school. Please be advised this schedule is subject to change without notice.

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration Opens; Light Lunch & Snacks

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sharkwater screening (McCarty classrooms 2 and 4)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Room 7: Fighting Factory Farms: Alternative Approaches

Peter Brandt, Senior Attorney, Humane Society of the United States

Dan Kinburn, General Counsel, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Charlie Tebbutt, Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center

Room 8: Troubled Waters: Bringing International Attention to the Oceans’ Plight

Janis Searles Jones, Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel, Ocean Conservancy

Kim McCoy, Executive Director, Sea Shepherd

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Room 7: Dogs in Pubs?! Legislative Update

Stephan Otto, Director of Legislative Affairs, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Nancy Perry, Vice President of Government Affairs, Humane Society of the United States

Liz Ross, Federal Policy Advisor, Animal Welfare Institute

Room 8: Cruel Captivity: Animals in Entertainment

Adam Roberts, Senior Vice President, Born Free USA

Suzanne Roy, Program Director, In Defense of Animals

Bruce Wagman, Partner, Schiff Hardin

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Room 7: Sanctuaries & Shelters

Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder, Farm Sanctuary

Wayne Geiger, President, Lighthouse Sanctuary

Russ Mead, General Counsel, Best Friends Animal Society

Room 8: Undercover Investigations

Sarah Baeckler, Executive Director, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Scott Heiser, Director, Criminal Justice Program, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Bonnie Robson, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception at The Cleaners (Ace Hotel)

Stephen Wells, Executive Director and CEO, Animal Legal Defense Fund

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Room 7: Do Animals Have it Better in Commonwealth Countries?

Mike Radford, OBE, Reader in Law, University of Aberdeen

Peter Sankoff, Professor of Law, University of Auckland

Room 8: A Paradigm Shift in Animal Testing

Dr. Daniel Krewski, Professor and Director, R. Samuel McLaughlin Center for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa

Dr. Paul Locke, Co-Director, Certificate Program in Humane Sciences and Toxicology Policy, JHSPH Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Toxicology

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Room 7: Persons or Property? The Ideal Status of Animals

David Favre, Professor of Law, Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law

Steve Wise, Author, and Founder/Director, Center for Expansion of Fundamental Rights

Room 8: Military and Homeland Security Exemptions from Laws Affecting Wildlife

Jay Johnson-Castro, Sr., Human Rights Activist, and Founder, Border Ambassadors

Zak Smith, Project Attorney, National Resources Defense Council

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.


2:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Room 7: Pandas in Peril: Advancing Animal Law in Asia

Paul Littlefair, Senior Manager, International Programmes, RSPCA

Amanda Whitfort, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong

Room 8: Lessons Learned from the Vick Dogs

Alexis Fox, Law Student, Lewis & Clark Law School

Win Grant, Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia

Rebecca Huss, Professor of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Room 7: Should the Animal Law Movement be Vegan?

Kathy Hessler, Director, Animal Law Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School

Peter Sankoff, Professor of Law, University of Auckland

Room 8: World Religions & Animal Law

Lei’ohu Ryder, kahu

Paul Waldau, Director, Center for Public Policy and Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Social Reception

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Banquet Dinner & Keynote Address

Robert Klonoff, Dean, Lewis & Clark Law School

Joyce Tischler, Founder, General Counsel, ALDF

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Room 7: Law Student Workshop

Kathy Hessler, Director, Animal Law Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School

Matthew Liebman, Staff Attorney, ALDF

Kim McCoy, Executive Director, Sea Shepherd

Nicole Pallotta, Student Liaison, Animal Law Program, ALDF

Jami Pannell, Staff Attorney, Animal Law Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School

Room 8: Animal Attorney Workshop

Claire Davis, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Robert Fennessy, Attorney, Fennessy Law Offices

Laura Ireland, Partner, Gibbons & Ireland, LLP

Joan Schaffner, Associate Professor of Law, GW Law School