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Animal Law 2022

Product ID: CA3299D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Of mice and men

Animal law is a rapidly evolving, cutting-edge field.1 As public sentiment about animals outpaces changes to the law, lawyers have developed novel ways to protect animal rights. 

While you might not consider yourself to be an animal rights lawyer, it’s likely that you’ll encounter a case in your practice where animal law issues arise. Attend Animal Law to learn about the development of animal rights and their impact on:

  • Human rights laws
  • Protective orders
  • Environmental law
  • Wills and trusts
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Of mice and men

Animal law is a rapidly evolving, cutting-edge field.1 As public sentiment about animals outpaces changes to the law, lawyers have developed novel ways to protect animal rights. 

While you might not consider yourself to be an animal rights lawyer, it’s likely that you’ll encounter a case in your practice where animal law issues arise. Attend Animal Law to learn about the development of animal rights and their impact on:

  • Human rights laws
  • Protective orders
  • Environmental law
  • Wills and trusts
Read More ↓

Irene Au-Young is a Wisconsin-based attorney. She began her legal career as a Staff Attorney with Legal Action of Wisconsin, focusing primarily on defending the rights of tenants at risk of eviction. After her time at Legal Action, Irene began practicing Hostak, Henzl & Bichler, S.C., in the area of family law. Irene is a graduate of the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. While in school, Irene worked on a lawsuit filed against the federal government for its failure to protect non-ambulatory pigs. Irene intends to use her law degree to foster a more compassionate and sustainable world in which the legal interests of nonhuman animals, humans, and the environment are all accounted for.

12:00 p.m. : What is Animal Law? 

  • Define animal law 
  • Brief history and its trajectory since the concept of animals’ legal rights was established 
  • Animal law programs 
    • Examples of coursework 
    • Animal Law LLM Degree 

Traditional areas of law that intersect with animal law and examples

  • Human rights law: rights of industrial animal agriculture employees 
  • Environmental law: environmental pollution caused by factory farming 
  • Wills and Trusts: the creation of pet trusts 
  • Protective Order Law: “The Link” between domestic violence and animal cruelty 

Topical issues of animal law

  • Wolves removed from the ESA
  • Plant-based product labeling
  • Animal personhood: Happy the Elephant
  • Big Cats in Captivity
  • Local: Wisconsin Right to Farm Law

Ways lawyers can get involved to advocate for the interests of animals

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Pro Bono Program 
  • Join a state animal law bar section 
  • Draft an article for an animal law journal 
  • Volunteer for a local animal shelter or farm sanctuary 

12:50 p.m. Program Concludes

  • Know the historical underpinnings of animal law and the concept of animal rights
  • Understand how traditional areas of law intersect with animal law
  • Explore emerging topics in animal law
  • Find out how you can advocate for animal rights
  • Civil litigators
  • General practitioners
  • Criminal law attorneys
  • Estate planning and probate lawyers
  • Attorneys seeking to add animal law to their practice
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