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Through the hosting of conferences, panels and seminars, the Center for Animal Law provides educational and networking platforms to facilitate the exchange of ideas among scholars in the field, attorneys, and the general public. Our panels have covered some of the most notable issues in animal law including state and federal animal welfare laws, factory farming, dog fighting, puppy mills, animals in entertainment and tort valuation of animals.

Upcoming Events


Thursday, November 14, 2019
25 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
Symposium: Room 805 (3:15 - 6:30)
Reception: 7th Floor Lounge (6:30 - 7:30)

DePaul Law dedicates its Fall symposium in Animal Law to showing the interplay between animal welfare and the military. This program's three speakers will highlight different ways in which these two areas merge. Chris Berry (ALDF) will discuss a case involving the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center, which is a sanctuary where military veterans train wolves and other animals. Cynthia Bathurst (Safe Humane Chicago) will talk about her organization's VALOR (Veterans Advancing Lives of Rescues) Program. And Marilyn Forbes Phillips (Duke University School of Law, Womble Bond Dickinson) will review the history of dogs in the US military and the TEDD (Tactical Explosive Detection Dog) program.

This event has been approved for up to 3.0 CLE hours.

Co-Sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund; Organized by the Veterans Advocacy Student Organization and the DePaul Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter

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Past Events

For more details about our history, please look at our Past Events PDF. 


Past Event Photos


Photos from "EATING ANIMALS" Special Screening (April 8, 2019) and the spring seminar Intellectual Property Law and the Legal Status of Animals (April 17, 2019)