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Lewis & Clark symposium: Cycles of Violence: Examining The Relationship Between Human and Nonhuman Animal Oppression and Exploitation

March 15

Animal Law Review invites you to join us at Lewis & Clark Law School’s 8th Annual Animal Law Review Symposium on Friday, March 15, 2019. Every year our Annual Animal Law Symposium has a theme that reflects the dynamic and groundbreaking nature of the animal law field. The theme for our symposium this year is Cycles of Violence: Examining the Relationship Between Human and Nonhuman Animal Oppression and Exploitation. This year’s symposium will examine the intersectional nature of the oppression and exploitation of both human and nonhuman animals, and the ways in which these dualistic systems of oppression interact to exacerbate and perpetuate one another. Animal Law Review has arranged for a special group of experts in the field to speak at this year’s symposium.


lauren Ornelas, Founder and Executive Director, Food Empowerment Project, “Food Justice: How Your Food Choices Can Change the World”

Maneesha Deckha, Professor of Law, University of Victoria, “Decolonization, Reconciliation, and Animal Agriculture”

Mathilde Cohen, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law,  “Toward an Interspecies Right to Breastfeed” (videoconference)

Margo DeMello, Program Director, Human Animal Studies, Animals & Society Institute, “Intersectionality in Human-Animal Studies”

Diane Balkin, Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Program, Animal Legal Defense Fund, “The Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty”

Raj Reddy, Director, Animal Law LL.M. Program, Lewis & Clark Law School, “Coloring Outside the Lines: Reckoning with Race in the March for Animal Rights”

Jay Shooster, Of Counsel, Richman Law Group, “Why Human Rights Groups Are Beginning to Support Animal Rights, and Why Animal Rights Groups Should Support Human Rights”

Justin Marceau, Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, “Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment”

Russ Mead, Shared Earth Foundation Visiting Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School, “Ethics and Moral Implications”


Registration begins at 9:30am outside of McCarty Classroom 3. The symposium will begin at 10am and will end at 5pm, with a reception to follow from 5pm to 6pm.  Tickets include vegan refreshments, a catered vegan lunch, and vegan hors d’oeuvres with wine and beer at reception.

Tickets are available for purchase at:

Pending CLE (information will be updated ASAP).
If accommodations are needed, please contact Caitlin Skurky, Symposium Editor of Animal Law Review, at or at (970) 799-2509.
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