Animals in Crisis: Using The Laws We Have, Getting The Laws We Need

Dr. Sheri Speede of In Defense of Animals-Africa, and Katrina Sharman, general counsel for Voiceless, the Animal Protection Institute (Australia), will deliver two special keynote addresses. Dr. Speede and Ms. Sharman will present along with an exciting list of speakers, including: Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Steven M. Wise, acclaimed author and founder of the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights, Katherine Meyer, partner at Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal, Nancy Perry, vice president of governmental affairs at the Humane Society of the U.S., Pamela Frasch, assistant dean and executive director of the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, Carter Dillard, director of litigation at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Kathy Hessler, professor and director of the Animal Law Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School, among others.

Several timely topics will be explored, including:

  • Current animal law litigation and legislation
  • The Gulf oil spill
  • Humane labeling regulation and enforcement
  • Laws that mandate and prohibit reporting animal abuse
  • Primates in captivity
  • Federal subsidies & CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations)
  • Using environmental laws to assist animal law objectives, and
  • Explorations on how the animal advocacy movement has changed and progressed

You won’t want to miss the conference’s 2nd Annual Law Student Breakfast which will bring together law students from across the country (and even some international destinations!) to share ideas and resources. We will also be offering an MCLE Ethics Breakfast for Lawyers which will be led by Professor Steve Johansen of Lewis & Clark Law School along with Russ Mead of Farm Sanctuary.