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.
In March 2017, the center will host a seminar exploring legal, ethical, and financial issues affecting animal shelters from a local and national perspective. Topics to be covered include: the controversy and legality surrounding gag orders on animal shelter volunteers, the feasibility of no kill shelters and the challenges surrounding animal abuser registries.