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OICR Cohort to attend the 8th Annual Animal Law Symposium, Lewis & Clark Law School

  • Lewis and Clark Law School 7768, 10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 (map)

ALR’s 8th Annual Symposium

Date: March 15
Location: Law Campus

Animal Law Review invites you to join Lewis & Clark Law School’s 8th Annual Animal Law Review Symposium on Friday, March 15, 2019. Every year our Annual Animal Law Symposium has a theme that reflects the dynamic and groundbreaking nature of the animal law field. The theme for our symposium this year is Cycles of Violence: Examining the Relationship Between Human and Nonhuman Animal Oppression and Exploitation.

This year’s symposium will examine the intersectional nature of the oppression and exploitation of both human and nonhuman animals, and the ways in which these dualistic systems of oppression interact to exacerbate and perpetuate one another. Animal Law Review has arranged for a special group of experts in the field to speak at this year’s symposium. 


Lauren Ornelas, Founder and Executive Director, Food Empowerment Project, “Food Justice: How Your Food Choices Can Change the World”

Maneesha Deckha, Professor of Law, University of Victoria, “Decolonization, Reconciliation, and Animal Agriculture”

Mathilde Cohen, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law,  “Toward an Interspecies Right to Breastfeed” (videoconference)

Margo DeMello, Program Director, Human Animal Studies, Animals & Society Institute, “Intersectionality in Human-Animal Studies”

Diane Balkin, Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Program, Animal Legal Defense Fund, “The Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty”

Raj Reddy, Director, Animal Law LL.M. Program, Lewis & Clark Law School, “Coloring Outside the Lines: Reckoning with Race in the March for Animal Rights”

Jay Shooster, Of Counsel, Richman Law Group, “Why Human Rights Groups Are Beginning to Support Animal Rights, and Why Animal Rights Groups Should Support Human Rights”

Justin Marceau, Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, “Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment”

Russ Mead, Shared Earth Foundation Visiting Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School, “Ethics and Moral Implications”

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