Animal Law: The Links

Please join us this fall at Animal Law: The Links, The Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark, hosted by the Center for Animal Law Studies and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at Lewis & Clark Law School!

This year’s conference will explore animal law and its link to other areas of the law and professional disciplines, philosophies, and social movements. Panel sessions will include topics such as the link between animal law and: domestic violence; climate change; international trade; religion; the media; and social justice movements.  In addition to panels on animal law and the link, the conference will also highlight hot topics in animal law, cutting-edge legislation, criminal law, a Holocaust survivor’s moving perspective on animal issues”¦ and much more!

We are thrilled to welcome Nicholas D. Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist, as our Saturday evening Keynote Speaker. Mr. Kristof will be joining us for a special book signing of his latest book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (copies of the book will be available for purchase through registration and at the conference).  We are also excited to announce that Jonathan Lovvorn, Vice President & Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation & Research at the Humane Society of the United States, will be delivering the Keynote Address at our Friday evening opening reception at the Oregon Historical Society located in downtown Portland.

The conference will also host dozens of other prominent speakers, including: Frank Ascione, Professor, American Humane Endowed Chair, and Executive Director, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work; Steven Wise, Author, and Founder/Director of the Center for Expansion of Fundamental Rights; David Wolfson, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Joyce Tischler, Founder and General Counsel of the Animal Legal Defense Fund; Katherine Meyer, Partner, Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal; Bruce Wagman, Partner, Schiff Hardin; Russ Mead, General Counsel, Farm Sanctuary; Pamela Frasch, Assistant Dean of the Animal Law Program & Executive Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School; and Kathy Hessler, Professor & Clinical Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School”¦among others.

Don’t miss out on the longest running animal law conference in the world!