SALDF Chicago Animal Law Symposium 2015

Chicago-Kent College of Law

565 West Adams Street
Chicago
Illinois

60661

Registration for the 2015 SALDF Chicago Animal Law Symposium is now open.Register here! The symposium is presented by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Chapters of Chicago-Kent College of Law, DePaul University College of Law, The John Marshall Law School, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Please join us for the first regional symposium of the Chicago-area Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters. Law professionals and students can expect an informative daylong CLE focused on hot topics and emerging issues in animal law, such as “ag gag” laws, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), developing issues in Illinois animal law, the convergence of food safety law and animal protection, and the problem of police shootings of companion animals. There will also be three opportunities to see the insightful new documentary film, “The Ghosts in Our Machine.”

Speakers and Panels Include:

  • Keynote Address by Joyce Tischler, General Counsel and Founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Fighting Ag Gag and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act – presented by Odette Wilkens, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Alliance andChris Green, Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Dog Shootings by Police: Companion Animals & Law Enforcement– presented by Cherie Travis, Assistant General Counsel, Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Diane Balkin, Contract Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund Criminal Justice Program
  • Animal Law in Illinois: Hot Topics and Emerging Issues – presentedAnna Morrison-Riccordati, Animal Law Attorney, AMR Law Group andCarney Anne Nasser, Legislative Counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Confronting Factory Farming through Food Saftey and Consumer Protection Litigation – presented by Chris Berry, Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund Litigation Program and Kelsey Eberly, Litigation Fellow, Animal Legal Defense Fund Litigation Program
  • Screenings of the documentary film The Ghosts in Our Machine

Contact Name: Chlesea McFadden
Contact Email: cmcfadden@aldf.org

Wild, Wild Horses: Equine Law & Welfare – Panel Discussion and Luncheon

Chicago-Kent College of Law

565 West Adams Street
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60661

Join the Chicago-Kent Chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Brittany Olson and Jenna Letzler of the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) for an insightful discussion on hot topics in the law of wild and domestic horses and the important work done by HAHS.

Free lunch will be provided!

Contact Name: Chelsea McFadden
Contact Email: cmcfadden@aldf.org

The Law of Animal Testing & The Humane Cosmetics Act: Lunchtime Discussion

The John Marshall Law School – Plymouth Building Second Floor, Room 201

315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60604

Join Marcia Kramer, Director of Legal/Legislative Programs at the National Anti-Vivsection Society and the John Marshall Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter for a discussion on the law of animal testing in the United States and the proposed Humane Cosmetics Act.

Vegan snacks will be served!

Contact Name: Chelsea McFadden
Contact Email: cmcfadden@aldf.org
Registration Information

“Challenges in Preventing and Punishing Human Trafficking”

Event Description:
The Honorable Trakul Winitnaiyapak, attorney general of Thailand, will discuss “Challenges in Preventing and Punishing Human Trafficking.”  His remarks will be followed by commentary from Amy Alvarado, human trafficking specialist in the Cook County State Attorney’s Office; Jane Flanagan, assistant attorney general and labor counsel, Office of Illinois Attorney General; and FBI supervisory special agent Brian Dugan. A reception will follow.
Location Information:
IIT Downtown Campus – Chicago-Kent College of Law
Room: Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom
Contact Information:
Name: Assistant Dean Ed Harris
Phone: (312) 906-5012
Email: eharris@kentlaw.iit.edu