Upcoming Events

‘The Time the FBI Called My Dissertation Research 
a National Security Threat’
Scholarly Inquiry, Political Dissent, & FOIA                                          With MIT’s Ryan Shapiro
Thur, Apr 24, noon
Wasserstein Hall, 1019



Previous Events & Activities

  • April 2014 conference on factory farming at Harvard Law School

    April 2014 conference on factory farming at Harvard Law School

    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. (Thanks to our supporters for making this possible!)

  • 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:
  • 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

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

Nick Cooney, Fall 2013