Animal Law Symposium 2017

Office of Student Services

UNC School of Law


Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This April 1st UNC’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will be hosting its annual Animal Law Symposium. The event will feature panels on a variety of subjects and include speakers from the Humane Society, the North Carolina General Assembly, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Defenders of Wildlife, and more! Lunch will be provided. Please register and join us for a great day of speakers and discussion.

Check in and Coffee, 8:30 – 9:00

Legislative Update, 9:00 – 10:00
Senator Floyd McKissick Jr., North Carolina General Assembly, District 20
Erica Geppi, Humane Society for the United States, North Carolina State Director

Ethics of Animal Research, 10:00 – 11:00
Ryan Merkley, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, Director of Research Advocacy
Gene Hobbs, UNC School of Medicine, Director of Simulation
Dr. Jennifer Campbell, North Carolina State University, Professor of Zoology

Break, 11:00 – 11:15

Wildlife and the Law, 11:15 – 12:00
Heather Clarkson, Defenders of Wildlife, Southeast Outreach Representative
Mindy Stinner, Conservators Center, Executive Director

Local Policies and Ordinance Law, 12:00 – 12:30
Pamela Vesilind, University of Arkansas School of Law, Professor of Animal and Agricultural Law

Lunch, Catered by Vimala’s Curryblossom Café

*** Registration has now closed, but drop-ins are welcome! ***

Friday, March 3, 2017 11:00 AM - Friday, March 31, 2017 5:00 PM
Registration is currently not open.

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