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SALDF New York Animal Law Symposium 2015
Pace Law School
White Plains, NY
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SALDF New York Animal Law Symposium 2015
Law professionals, law students, and members of the public are welcome to join us for this exciting event!

The symposium is presented by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters of Pace Law School, CUNY Law School, Columbia Law School, Yale Law School, and Brooklyn Law School, and NYU School of Law. The main topic of the symposium is Ag-Gag Laws and Factory Farming, with many panels related to various aspects of this topic. In addition, there will be a bonus "Hot Topics in New York" panel, which will include presentations about Carriage Horses and Captive Exotics.

8:00 - 9:00 am: Registration

9:00 - 9:20 am: Welcome
Opening Remarks: Angie D'Agostino, Dean of Students, Pace Law School

9:20 - 9:30 am: Break

9:30 - 10:50 am: Environmental Impacts of Factory Farming
Edita Birnkrant, Campaigns Director, Friends of Animals
Daniel Estrin, Supervising Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic

Sponsored by Pace Law School SALDF
Moderated by: Kayla Kutzer

10:50 - 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am - 12:20 pm: Importance of Veganism
Demo Maratos, Communications Director, The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College
Robin Helfritch, Director, Open the Cages Alliance
Sarah Woodcock, Founder, The Abolitionist Vegan Society

Sponsored by CUNY Law SALDF
Moderated by: Yamina-Sarah Chekroun

12:20 - 1:50 pm: Lunch
Keynote Address: David Cassuto, Professor of Law, Pace Law School and ALDF Board Member

1:50 - 2:50 pm: Ag-gag Impacts: Beyond Animal Protection
Justin Marceau, Of Counsel, ALDF
T.J. Tumasse, Manager of Investigations, ALDF

Sponsored by Yale Law School SALDF
Moderated by: Irina Anta

1:50 - 2:50 pm: International Farm Animal Protection
Priya Motupalli, PhD., Animal Welfare Scientist, World Animal Protection
Chetana Mirle, PhD, Director, Farm Animal Department, Humane Society International  

Sponsored by Columbia Law SALDF
Moderated by: Melanie Scheible

2:50 - 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 - 4:20 pm: Current Trends in Ag-gag
Chris Green, Director of  Legislative Affairs, ALDF
Chloe Waterman, Senior Manager of State Legislative Strategy, ASPCA
Matt Dominguez, Public Policy Manager, Farm Animal Protection, HSUS

Sponsored by NYU School of Law SALDF
Moderated by: Lydia Cohen Harris

3:00 - 4:20 pm: Animal Protection Improvements in Factory Farming
Stacey Evans, Member of the USDA Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health and ALDF Board Member
Suzanne McMillan, Content Director, Farm Animal Welfare Campaign, ASPCA
David Wolfson, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Sponsored by Brooklyn Law School SALDF
Moderated by: David Karopkin

4:20 - 4:30 pm: Break

4:30 - 5:30 pm: Hot Topics in New York
Jeff Pierce, Litigation Fellow, ALDF
Chris Green, Director of Legislative Affairs, ALDF

Moderated by: Agata Papis, Cardozo SALDF

5:30 - 7:00 pm: Reception

Please note that schedule may be subject to change. Please check our Facebook event page for the most up to date information about panels and speakers:


Pace Law School (View)
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States


Other > Pets & Animals

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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