Upcoming Events: 2014-2015 School Year
The Meat We Eat: 2014 Forum on Animal Agriculture: On April 4th, 2014, Harvard Food Law Society and HLS SALDF teamed up for a day-long conference on factory farming, with over 200 attendees. (Thanks to our supporters for making this possible!) Harvard Law Today and Our Hen House covered the conference.
- On October 20, 2014, U of Toronto’s Prof Lesli Bisgould came to HLS to discuss animals and the law. 86 people packed into the room to hear her talk and to enjoy a free vegan Italian lunch.
- PETA counsel Jared Goodman presented, “Making the Case Against Killer Whales in Captivity,” on March 5, 2014. Generously sponsored by Amsterdam Falafelshop, VegFund, and Prof Abrams. 88 people attended, and the Harvard Law Record covered the event.
- On April 24th, 2014, MIT’s Ryan Shapiro presented, “‘That Time the FBI Labeled My Dissertation Research a Threat to National Security': Scholarly Inquiry, Political Dissent, and Freedom of Information.” 96 people attended.
- The hilarious and wise Dr. Michael Greger, MD gave an October 27th, 2014 talk at HLS on the role of diet in preventing, treating, and reversing our nation’s top 15 killers. 88 attendees came to listen to his talk, and to eat a lunch from Amsterdam Falafelshop.
- On Sept 29, 2014, we screened, “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret,” and 48 people attended.
- PETA brought its state-of-the-art virtual reality display to campus, on Sept 13, 2014, to let students experience life as a chicken.
- On April 3rd, 2014, World Animal Net attorney, Akisha Townsend, discussed Career Opportunities in Animal Law.
- Katrina Sharman, the former Corporate Counsel and future non-executive director of one of Australia’s leading animal protection organizations, Voiceless, spoke about the state of animal law in Australia.
- 85 people packed into a Harvard Law classroom on Nov 25, 2013, to watch visiting HLS tax professor Howard Abrams discuss animal rights, libertarianism, and cats. Guests devoured delicious falafel sandwiches, and the Harvard Crimson covered the event.
- Nick Cooney, Mercy for Animals. On Nov 4, 2013, HLS SALDF hosted, “Legal Battles in the Food Industry: A Conversation with Nick Cooney from Farm Sanctuary.” Nick Cooney, founder of the Humane League and now employed by Farm Sanctuary (soon to work for Mercy for Animals), spoke about his involvement with activism and farm animals. Guests enjoyed free Indian food.
- Tabling at HLS: On November 6, 2013, HLS SALDF tabled at the Hark. We handed out 200 of HSUS’s “Meatless Meals” guides, and a ton of delicious vegan treats from Whole Foods!
- Harvard Law students attended the 2014 Ivy League Vegan Conference, at Princeton.
- Pro-vegetarian leafleting: Repeated occasions, at undergrad and law school campuses. Contact us if you’d like to join sometime!
- Distinguished animal law professor, Gary Francione, spoke on animal rights and animal use at Boston’s Historic Old South Meeting House.
- David Wolfson, a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy, advocates for animals, lectures at Columbia Law School, and is an Adjunct Professor of Animal Law at NYU Law School. He has given talks at HLS for the past several years on combining corporate law and animal law.
- Phone Banking to Protect Mother Pigs in NJ on Nov 16, 2013: students made calls to help NJ override a veto of a law introduced that would outlaw gestation crates for pregnant pigs.
- Trip to Maple Farm Animal Sanctuary.
- Future of Animal Law Conference.
- National Animal Law Competition.
- and more…