Animal Law Week

Monday, November 3, 2008 (All day) - Friday, November 7, 2008 (All day)

The University of Chicago Law School and the McCormick Companions’ Fund Presents
Animal Law Week
November 3–5, 2008

Cohosted by the Chicago Law Animal Welfare Society (CLAWS) and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) of the University of Chicago Law School

Featuring the 2008 Dewey Lecture in Law and Philosophy

"Interacting with Animals: A Kantian Account"
By Christine Korsgaard, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
Wednesday, November 5, 4:00, Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom

[You may now watch the lecture below, download a .mov or .mp3 file, or read the writeup of the event on the Law School Faculty Blog]

Special Panels

Combating Animal Fighting
Monday, November 3, 12:15–1:30, Room II

  • John Goodwin, Manager, Animal Fighting Issues, Humane Society of the United States
  • Tio Hardiman, Special Consultant, HSUS National Campaign to End Dog Fighting

Advocating for Animals
Wednesday, November 5, 12:15–1:30, Room V

  • Pamela Alexander, Director, Animal Law Program, Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Jordan Matyas, State Director, Illinois, Humane Society of the United States
  • Delci Winders, associate at Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal

The Pet Food Recall and Food Safety
Friday, November 7, 12:15–1:30, Room F

  • Dr. Barbara Royal, D.V.M.
  • Vince Field, University of Chicago Law School
  • Dr. Daniel McChesney, Director, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

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