2014-15 is proving busy for HLS SALDF! Our upcoming events for the spring semester include:
Jon Lovvorn of HSUS, “The Intersection Between Animal Law and Environmental Law” February 9, 12pm
Carter Dillard of ALDF and Stephanie Feldstein of CBD, “Animal Rights, Human Rights, and the Future of our Planet” February 23, 12 pm
Town hall meeting on HLS’s Animal Advocacy Program, February 24th, 12pm
Chris Green of ALDF, “Puppy Mills and Dog Breeding: The Realities Behind Buying a Pet” February 25, 12pm
Ingrid Newkirk Talk, President of PETA, February 26, 12pm
Harvard Law School will host the National Animal Law Competition, February 27-29th
Josh Tetrick of Hampton Creek (Just Mayo), TBD
Panel on the Hazards Faced by Workers in Factory Farms, TBD.
See events page for details!
Amazing news! A generous donor has just given a huge gift to HLS for “curriculum development, experiential learning, scholarly gatherings and exchanges, forums for discussion and debate, and the establishment of an Academic Fellows program”–all focused on animal advocacy! http://today.law.harvard.edu/bradley-l-goldberg-gift-will-support-animal-advocacy-program-at-harvard-law-school/
#1. Monday, 10/20, 12pm, Pound 102: University of Toronto’s Professor Lesli Bisgould discusses animals and the law, over a free Italian lunch!
#2. Monday, 10/27, 12pm, Austin 200: NutritionFacts.org’s Dr. Michael Greger gives a hilarious nutrition presentation–with free falafel!
This Friday (Sept 8), stop by Milstein West B, anytime from 10am-3pm, to try out state-of-the-art VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY, free! Come experience life as a chicken.
HLS Student Animal Legal Defense Fund welcomes Professor Kristen A. Stilt to the Harvard Law faculty.
Professor Stilt joins us from Northwestern University School of Law, where she taught courses on Animal Law and Animal Rights, and supervised student volunteers for the Nonhuman Rights Project. She also helped found the Egyptian Society for Mercy for Animals and authored Animal Welfare in Islamic Law.
Welcome, Professor Stilt!
Members of SALDF are participating in Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Animals this weekend. Please consider joining us or contributing to this wonderful cause. The funds raised by the Walk support Farm Sanctuary’s work to rescue farm animals, provide urgent care and lifelong refuge, as well as education and advocacy efforts for farm animals everywhere. Over the years, the Walks have raised nearly $2 million!
ALDF Animal Law Institute Litigation Fellowship: This is a fantastic opportunity for recent graduates (J.D. earned within the last 3 years). Deadline is April 15, 2011, to apply for the Fellowship, which begins in June and will last roughly 27 months. Read more about the position here.
Development Officer Position Available with ALDF: Applicants must have at least three years’ fundraising experience and be committed to animal welfare and ALDF’s mission. Visit our website for the complete job description. This is a great opportunity for the right person!
SALDF Research Opportunity: ALDF is compiling a list of SALDF chapters interested in assisting us with legal research. If your chapter would like to be added to our database of potential volunteers, please email Nicole R. Pallotta. When a project comes open, we will contact your group to check availability.
Deadline for ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship: Submit your application materials soon! Everything (including letters of recommendation) must be received by our office no later than March 4, 2011. Visit our website for application instructions. Good luck!
SALDF Graduation Packets: It’s not too early to think about graduation! ALDF has a Graduation Packet available for SALDF members, which includes a graduation cord, lapel pin and complimentary one-year attorney membership in ALDF. To request these materials, a representative of your chapter should email Nicole R. Pallotta; please indicate how many graduating members your chapter has and the address to send the packet.
You are invited to the following animal law conferences:
Does the Law Consider Animal Suffering?
May 20, 2011
2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Animal Law Conference
April 8, 2011
Please visit the ALDF website for more opportunities and upcoming animal law events. As always, thank you for everything you do for animals!
It’s that time of year again! The 2011 National Animal Law Competitions will be taking place right here on the HLS campus on February 26th and 27th. We are so excited about this event and we are sure that it is going to be a great success — but, we need your help. Specifically, we are looking for people to serve as timekeepers and timekeeper/staffers for the different rounds of the Competitions (more on this on the volunteer form). We greatly appreciate any time that you can take out of your busy schedules to help us ensure that this event goes smoothly.
Also, we have TWO amazing teams representing HLS this year in the Appellate Moot Court Competitions: Cary Mayberger & Jenny Shmuel (two of our board members and next year’s SALDF leadership!), and Myra Blake & Alex Krueger. We are thrilled to have both of these teams participating and wish them the best of luck! Please show your support for these competitors by volunteering.
The 2011 National Animal Law Competitors Volunteer Form can be found here. Please contact us with any questions.
Effective Lobbying Techniques Through Animal Advocacy
Thursday January 27th, 6pm in Pound 101
The Massachusetts State Director for the Humane Society of the United States will be leading a seminar on lobbying techniques for citizen advocates through animal-related issues such as factory farming, domestic abuse and more. Learn the basic skills that can be applied to further any important cause!
FREE VEGAN SUSHI DINNER & DESSERTS!
Sponsored by: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, Women’s Law Association and the Humane Society of the United States
Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats on being done with classes!
Karma Yoga Studio in Harvard Square is holding yoga classes on Sundays at 6 PM with all of the proceeds going to benefit local animal rescue groups. This is would be a great way to take a relaxing study break and help animals at the same time.
More info here. Good luck on finals!