On November 5, the DePaul
Center for Animal Law
joined with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and various chapters of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) to kick off the holiday season by celebrating Chicago's animal law community.
Attorneys, faculty members and law students from throughout Chicago joined together for a two-hour networking reception held in the Student Lounge. The reception featured refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, including donated barbecue seitan from Original Soul Vegetarian Cafe. Chelsea McFadden, Chicago Regional Representative with ALDF and a 3L at John Marshall Law School, and Brett Harrison Davinger, associate director of the Center for Animal Law, helped organize the event.
The reception offered multiple areas of interest for attendees. Pamela Hart, the director of the Animal Law Program at ALDF, spoke on behalf of her organization.
Donors to ALDF entered into a raffle to win prizes such as a gift card to Chicago Diner, a gift card to Upton's Breakroom, a copy of "The New Chicago Diner Cookbook," a shirt from Mercy For Animals, and a copy of the Mercy For Animals documentary film "Fowl Play,” as well as honey badger key holders and fans from ALDF. Guests also got to meet with like-minded colleagues and learn about the myriad of animal welfare possibilities throughout the city, including vegan restaurants and volunteer opportunities.
To read about upcoming animal law events at DePaul University, visit the Center for Animal Law. Log onto aldf.org to learn about ALDF's initiatives throughout Chicago and the rest of the country.