Welcome to registration for Animal Law Across All Boundaries being held on October 20. Space is limited so please register early. Registration and payment must be complete by October 13 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) in order to participate in the webinar.
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Animal law crosses the boundaries of legal topics and jurisdictions. It touches upon subjects such as property, insurance, torts, contract, estate planning, and criminal law at the Federal, state, international, and foreign levels. Join experts Julie Davies, Marylin Johnson Raisch and Vicki Steiner as they delineate the legal status of animals as the law has evolved through treaties, legislation and court decisions; and highlight useful strategies in determining the most relevant primary and secondary sources for librarians in firm, public and academic settings. We will discuss two major areas, researching Animal Law in the United States and Animal Law in an international and foreign perspective.
Participants will learn:
- how to determine appropriate resources to assist researchers, practitioners and members of the public
- understand the legal status of animals in U.S., international, and foreign law, and how that determines the extent of legal protection they are afforded
- primary and secondary print and electronic source materials for the different legal topics that comprise animal welfare law
Julie Davies is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Her courses include Animal Law, Civil Rights, and Torts. She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Spanish language and literature, and she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Professor Davies attained her J.D. from UCLA as well, where she served on the UCLA Law Review, and joined the Order of the Coif upon graduation. She has published numerous law review articles as well as co-editing A Torts Anthology and co-authoring Global Issues in Tort Law. Her article on the successful passage of California Proposition 2, The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, entitled “Teaching the Lessons of Proposition 2 – A Legal Commentary,” was published in the May/June 2011 issue of the Sacramento Lawyer (co-authored with Michele Finerty). Professor Davies speaks to groups at other institutions on the topic of animal law.
Marylin Johnson Raisch is Associate Law Librarian for International and Foreign Law in the John Wolff International & Comparative Law Library, a part of the Georgetown Law Library at the Georgetown University Law Center. She holds degrees in English from Smith College and St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, a Masters in Library Science from Columbia University School of Library Service, and a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. Marylin has served as panelist or moderator for several AALL educational programs, and she has authored, co-authored or edited articles, reviews, and web guides. Her most recent publication, a chapter entitled “Shaping Electronic Collections in Foreign, Comparative and International Law,” appears in The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management (Ashgate) and was published in 2011.
Vicki Steiner is Reference Librarian at the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library of the UCLA School of Law, where she also serves as co-director of the UCLA Animal Law Program. She holds degrees in English from University of California, Irvine, a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law. Vicki co-founded her own law firm, and her areas of practice include pro bono representation for non-profit organizations dedicated to animal protection. Vicki co-authored animal protection legislation, including the country’s first law banning the practice of declawing cats. She has served as a panelist on programs highlighting shelter animal rescue, and her forthcoming publication with William S. Hein & Co., Ltd. is entitled Companion Animals: A Research Guide. Vicki was named a “Southern California Super Lawyer – Rising Star” three times by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine and The Journal for Law and Politics.Moderator:
Michele Finerty, Assistant Director for Technical Services at Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Gordon D. Schaber Law Library
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