Upcoming Events: 2014-2015 School Year

  • February 2015: Town hall meeting regarding HLS’s exciting new Animal Advocacy Program
  • February 2015: HLS’s new Professor Kristen Stilt gives a lunch talk on Egypt’s animal welfare movement
  • February 2015: ALDF’s Carter Dillard and Center for Biological Diversity’s Stephanie Feldstein on population sustainability
  • Wed, Feb 25, 2015: Chris Green (Animal Legal Defense Fund director of Legislative Affairs, Harvard Law alumni, and rock star) presents on the battle against puppy mills
  • February 26, 2015: Ingrid Newkirk, President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) speaks at HLS
  • February 2015: HLS holds National Animal Law Competition
  • Fri, April 3, 2015: Hampton Creek’s Josh Tetrick discusses his vegan eggs
  • TBD: Wayne Pacelle, CEO & President of the Humane Society of the United States, speaks at HLS
  • TBD: Panel on farm workers

Previous Events

  • April 2014 conference on factory farming at Harvard Law School

    April 2014 conference on factory farming at Harvard Law School

    49 people joined us for a screening of Speciesism: The Movie, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Mark Devries. Tues, Nov 18, evening.

  • On Mon, Nov 10, PETA’s Justin Goodman discussed the legal and practical methods we can use to protect animals from suffering in experiments. 31 attendees enjoyed the talk, and vegan Felipe’s burritos.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • On April 3rd, 2014, World Animal Net attorney, Akisha Townsend, discussed Career Opportunities in Animal Law.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • November 11, 2013: David Wolfson, a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy, gave a talk on pro bono animal protection work.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Howard Abrams, Fall 2013

    Howard Abrams, Fall 2013

  • Future of Animal Law Conference.
  • National Animal Law Competition.
  • Pro-vegetarian leafleting: Repeated occasions, at undergrad and law school campuses. Contact us if you’d like to join sometime!

Nick Cooney, Fall 2013