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The Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark (MAIN EVENTS)

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Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark
in collaboration with the
Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Lewis & Clark Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund


Animal Law: The Links
The Animal Law Conference
at Lewis & Clark

October 16-18, 2009
Registration Open (!

UPDATE: The conference is in need of volunteers! If you are interested, please contact Holly Rudolph at [masked]. Volunteers who commit a total of 4 hours to the conference are welcome to attend any panels they want to see for free.

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

The opening for this conference is at the Oregon Historical Society but it seems most of the other activities take place at Lewis & Clark College. Please see the event website ( for more details. Lots of great activities and great prices for students. Sorry about the short notice on this.

To clarify the organizer listed for this meet, "veganlicious" is kind of confusing for a few people. The account is a facilitator (but not a real person) so we could post more community related events without feeling like we totally had to attend... Often we hear about or are asked to post events we think the community might enjoy and we want to give others a chance to check out and enjoy these great events, get to hang with members of the VLV, setup ride shares, and generally feel like they belong and see who they know will be at the event (or make new friends).

We hope you don't mind; the organizer and other assistant organizers still organize the group and are the ones to contact for more information or with questions, we just use "veganlicious" as a facilitator account for posting community events that we may or may not be able to attend personally. If you want to meet up with others who RSVP for the event then email each other via the contact tools on their pages (and/or leave a note on the event expressing your wish).

We hope it's all cool and we can enjoy the really active and fun community we live in.

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