Wednesday, September 30, 2009

wildlife "at threat"
Climate change is not going to make the plight of wildlife any easier in the years to come.  

Thursday, August 27, 2009

NAS Symposium at Lewis & Clark

Register now for our upcoming symposium on animals and toxicity testing. This daylong event: "The Science, Ethics, and Law of Animal Testing in the 21st Century - Are We on the Verge of a Paradigm Shift?" is free to the public (registration required) and will take place at Lewis & Clark Law School on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The panelists will present strategies for improving scientific outcomes using alternatives to animal testing outlined in the National Academy of Science's (NAS) National Research Council (NRC) Report on Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century. This groundbreaking event is not to be missed! For more information, please visit: To register for the symposium, please send an email to and include your first name, last name, and phone number in the body of the email.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Conference Registration Open!

I'm thrilled to announce that registration opened today for the 17th annual Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark! This year's conference is titled Animal Law: The Links and will focus on animal law and its link to other areas of the law and professional disciplines, philosophies, and social movements. Expect panel sessions on the link between animal law and: domestic violence, climate change, international trade, religion, the media, and many more exciting topics. And you won't want to miss keynote speakers: Nicholas D. Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist, and Jonathan R. Lovvorn, Vice President & Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation & Research at the Humane Society of the United States! For more information and to register for the conference please visit our conference website at: Questions? Please email us at

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Amicus Curiae Brief in U.S. v. Stevens

We are very pleased to report that CALS successfully spearheaded one of our most favorite projects to date. On behalf of a group of animal law professors from across the nation, we filed an amicus curiae brief for the U.S. Supreme Court in the animal cruelty case of U.S. v. Stevens. In this brief, we argued that preventing animal cruelty is a compelling governmental interest and should be held as such by the Court. If the Justices agree, their decision will have historic implications for animals throughout the United States. We filed our brief on behalf of a group of animal law professors to provide our expertise to the Court. We are happy to report that our List of Signatories included 45 professors representing 50 different law schools from across the country. Read this historic amicus curiae brief.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Our New Blog

Today marks the birth of our new blog here at the Center for Animal Law Studies. We are very excited about this development and look forward to providing you with ongoing updates about our work. We also look forward to the opportunity to engage in online conversations with you about animal law and the consideration of animal interests. So, let the fun begin. We hope to hear from you soon.