Animal Law Week: "Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law on Animal Activism"

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 12:15pm - 1:20pm
Room III

The University of Chicago Student Animal Legal Defense Fund proudly presents the 3rd Annual Animal Law Week, generously supported by The McCormick Companions' Fund.  On Friday, April 15th, we welcome Dara Lovitz discussing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) in: "Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law on Animal Activism."  In her book by the same title, Ms. Lovitz explores the history of the AETA and discusses how the law compromises the constitutional freedom of speech and protest.  Ms. Lovitz is an adjunct professor of animal law at Temple University Beasley School of Law and at Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law.  She was designated a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine.  Ms. Lovitz holds a J.D. from Temple University, where she received the Law Faculty Scholarship and the Barrister Award, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a board member of Four Feet Forward and Peace Advocacy Network.

Vegan lunch provided at all Animal Law Week events!