The Emerging Field of Animal Law (Archived Video Stream) 

Oct. 3, 2011
Toronto Online


This is the archived version of a program presented on November 3, 2011.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.  

Join us for an opportunity to network and learn from a panel of lawyers and students working in the field of animal law at this inaugural Ontario Bar Association event. The field of animal law is growing rapidly in Canada. Animal law has been established and practiced in the United States for decades, and the past few years have been marked by a growing awareness of animal legal issues in Canada. Most Canadian law schools now offer courses in animal law, animal law practitioners have emerged and an increasing number of law students are entering the field. These developments have prompted many to draw comparisons between the present state of animal law, and the state of environmental law 25 years ago. For some lawyers, practicing animal law simply means working with clients who have legal issues relating to animals. Others are drawn to the field by a commitment to protecting animals - beings with few legal protections unable to help themselves. Drawing on a growing body of Canadian case law and legislation relating to animal issues, particularly in Ontario, lawyers practicing animal law are at the forefront of an exciting new field of law. This session will be relevant to various types of civil litigation practice as well as criminal prosecutions.

Program Chair:
Nicholas dePencier Wright, LLB, MBA, Campaigner, Humane Society International/Canada and
Executive Director, Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW)

Peter Sankoff, JD, LLM, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law
Evelyne Kostanska, JD, President, Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW)
Camille Labchuk, Co-President, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, University of Toronto Chapter and
Campaign Manager, Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW)


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