Posts filed under ‘Animal Law’

Call for Proposals: The Legal Construction of Animals

The Centre for Law & Social Justice at the University of Leeds School of Law and the Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative at the Emory University School of Law are launching a new series of interdisciplinary workshops aimed at exploring topics related to the Subjects and Objects of Law. The first meeting, on May 31, 2017, will focus on the legal construction of animals. 

This workshop invites participants to think outside frameworks of ‘rights’ in considering the legal identity of non-human persons. Vulnerability Theory is interested in the social identities which embed both human and non-human actors in our physical world. In thinking through legal identity as a social identity, we recognize that the significance of juridical personhood lies in the entitlements, duties and legal capacity that it produces.

Email a proposal of several paragraphs as a Word or PDF document to Rachel Ezrol, and Antony Butcher by March 6, 2017.

Click here for more information.

Topics: Animal Law; Call for Proposals; Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia. 


January 30, 2017 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

Conference: 25th Annual Animal Law Conference

Lewis & Clark Law School and the Animal Legal Defense Fund will host the 25th annual Animal Law Conference on October 13-15, 2017 in Portland, OR.  Registration opens on June 1, 2017.

Click here for more information.

Topics: Animal Law; Conferences & Symposia.

January 25, 2017 at 7:52 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Animal Welfare Act at Fifty

The Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School presents The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty from December 2-3, 2016.  The event is cosponsored by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic.

Click here for more information.

Topics: Animal Law; Conferences & Symposia. 

November 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Animal Welfare Act at Fifty

The Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School announces a call for abstracts for the The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty Conference on September 22, 2016 – September 25, 2016.  The conference will bring experts together to assess the first fifty years of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and consider recommendations for the future.  The event will include conference presentations as well as a separate academic workshop component.

AWA Workshop Paper Proposals are due no later than March 1, 2016.

AWA Conference Presentation Proposals are due no later than April 5, 2016.

Click here for more information on submitting proposals for both the conference presentation and the workshop.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Animal Law; Conferences & Symposia; Calls for Proposals. 

February 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Animal Law & Regulation

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law School is seeking submissions for a workshop focusing on Animals in Administrative and Regulatory Law: Comparative Perspectives to be held on July 14-15, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

Topics include:
– the role of citizen groups;
– the division of authority among national, provincial and local regulators;
– the extent to which animal welfare issues, food supply safety issues, economic issues, and agricultural industry oversight are assigned to the same or different sets of regulators, and how those regulators interact;
– the role of the courts versus agencies; and the modes and effectiveness of legal enforcement.

Applicants should submit an abstract (maximum 500 words) and C.V. to by March 1, 2016.

All selected participants will be expected to produce a working draft of their paper by June 27, 2016; read the other papers that will be presented in advance of the workshop; and participate in person at our workshop, to be held at Northwestern Pritzker Law School in Chicago, on July 14-15, 2016.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Animal Law; Administrative Law; Conferences & Symposia.

January 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy

The Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy is seeking paper submissions for its first animal law edition to be published on July 1, 2012.  Abstracts are due by March 1, 2012 and completed articles, if selected, will be due on April 1, 2012. 

Please submit applications to  For more information, go here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Animal Law

February 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

Mass bill would OK pet trust funds

A bill on Governor Deval Patrick’s desk would permit Massachusetts residents to write pets into their wills, leaving behind trust funds for their care that would be upheld and enforced by a court.  For more details see this January4, 2011 Boston Globe article.

Topics:  Massachusetts Law; Animal Law; News & Events

January 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment

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