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2018 Symposium – Uproar: The Intersection of Animals and the Law

Feb. 9, 2018 - Uproar: The Intersection of Animals and the Law The Denver Law Review  presents its Volume 95 Symposium, Uproar: The Intersection of Animals and the Law. Uproar will explore the relationship between animals and the law.

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The Denver Law Review presents its Volume 95 Symposium, Uproar: The Intersection of Animals and the Law. The event will take place on February 9, 2018, at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This Symposium has been approved for seven (7) general CLE credits.

Uproar, the 2018 Denver Law Review Symposium, will explore the relationship between animals and the law, such as ag-gag legislation and litigation and issues arising under the religion clauses. The Symposium will also discuss administrative regulations, government transparency, the legal status of animals, social change lawyering, and wildlife law. Speakers include Vikram Amar, Martha Nussbaum, Will Potter, Kristen Stilt, and Steven Wise.

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Please contact Gabs Baker, Symposium Editor, for additional information at gbaker18@law.du.edu.

 

Symposium Schedule

Friday, February 9, 2018

08:00 a.m. – 08:55 a.m. | Check-in & Breakfast

08:55 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. | Welcome Address

09:00 a.m. – 09:50 a.m. | Steven Wise, Founder and President of the Nonhuman Rights Project: "The Struggle of the Nonhuman Rights Project to Achieve Legal Rights for Nonhuman Animals"

09:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Morning Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Panel No. 1: Issue of Animal Protection and Legal Ethics

Moderator:

  • Chris Green, Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program

Panelists:

  • Prof. Richard Cupp, Jr., John W. Wade Professor of Law at Pepperdine School of Law
  • Prof. Phillip Tedeschi, Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
  • Prof. Alexander Tsesis, Raymond & Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law and Professor of Law at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Delcianna Winders, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Captive Animal Law Enforcement, PETA Foundation, and Haub Environmental Visiting Scholar, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
  • Michael Harris, Wildlife Law Program Director for Friends of Animals

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Panel No. 2: Hunting as a Conservation Tool? Looking Behind the Rhetoric and Exploring Alternative Approaches

Moderator:

  • Prof. Jay Tutchton, Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of law and Preserve Manager for the Southern Plains Land Trust, Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program

Panelists:

  • Prof. Karen Bradshaw, Associate Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
  • Michael Harris, Wildlife Law Program Director for Friends of Animals
  • Prof. Jonathan Lovvorn, Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Policy Director of the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program
  • Prof. Annecoos Wiersema, Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

12:00 p.m. – 01:05 p.m. | Prof. Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the Law and Philosophy Department of the University of Chicago: "Why Freedom of Speech is an Important Right and Why Animals Should Have It"

01:10 p.m. – 02:10 p.m. | Panel No. 3: Social Change, Transparency, and Animal Protection

Moderator:

  • Diane Balkin, Senior Staff Attorney for Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program

Panelists:

  • Dean Vikram Amar, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Law and the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law
  • Jeffrey Kerr, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the PETA Foundation
  • Prof. Justin Marceau, Professor and Animal Legal Defense Fund Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

02:10 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. | Prof. Kristen A. Stilt, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Animal Law and Policy Program, and Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School: "The End of the Ritual Bubble"

03:00 p.m. – 03:10 p.m. | Afternoon Break

03:10 p.m. – 04:10 p.m. | Panel No. 4: The Role of Transparency and Free Speech in the Animal Rights Movement

Moderator:

  • Prof. Rebecca Aviel, Associate Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, and Director of Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program at University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Panelists:

  • Prof. Alan Chen, Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Prof. Heidi Kitrosser, Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School
  • Camille Labchuk, Executive Director of Animal Justice

04:10 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. | Prof. Will Potter, Award-Winning Independent Journalist, Internationally-Recognized Civil Liberties Advocate, and author of Green is the New Red: "Canaries in the Mine: The Criminalization of Animal Advocacy and A Warning for All Social Movements in the Age of Trump"

05:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. | Reception

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