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Animal Law Symposium

UNC Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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The UNC Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is hosting its first annual Animal Law Symposium on Saturday, March 17th, from 8:30 AM to approximately 4 PM.  

The event is FREE.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Learn more about our organization:  http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/saldf/default.aspx


Current Schedule (subject to change):



Registration and Breakfast




Panel:  Agriculture and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)



  • Ryke Longest, Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University
  • Don Butler, Former President of the National Pork Producers Council
  • Josh Balk, Director of Corporate Policy of the Humane Society of the U.S.
  • Kay Johnson Smith, President of the Animal Agriculture Alliance
  • Moderated by Ray Starling, General Counsel to the NC Department of Agriculture and Adjunct Professor at UNC School of Law







Round Table Discussion:  Local Animal Law in North Carolina









Keynote Speaker:  Molly Mullin, Visiting Duke Anthropology Professor



Molly Mullin is a visiting anthropology professor at Duke University, and will speak on challenging the conventional dichotomies between humans and animals, nature and culture, domesticated and wild.


12:45-1:45 lunch

Lunch:  Vegan Entrée’s Catered by Mediterranean Deli




Panel: Hunting Laws




2:45-3pm Break





Special Guest Speaker:  Geoff Fleck, ALDF Attorney




Geoff Fleck is an attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (ALDF) Criminal Justice Program, and will speak on the link between animal abuse and human violence, including domestic violence.



Have questions about Animal Law Symposium? Contact UNC Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
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UNC School of Law
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall
160 Ridge Road, CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380

Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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UNC Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

The UNC Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is a student organization designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to learn about the growing field of animal law and to advocate for animal interests in a legal setting. We seek to promote awareness—among both members and nonmembers—of current legal issues involving animals and to engage in these issues through various events.

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