2nd Annual Duke/NCCU/UNC Animal Law & Policy Symposium

Office of Student Services

Duke University School of Law


Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and North Carolina Central Schools of Law's Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) student chapters are proud to partner together this year to host the annual Animal Law Symposium.

Join us for a Humane Society - North Carolina legislative update; a speaker on veterans and emotional support animals; and a discussion on lifesaving legislation for dogs and cats in North Carolina. The symposium will be held at Duke Law in Durham. A vegan breakfast, coffee and lunch will be provided to attendees. The event is free, but registration is required.


8:30 a.m.    Check in, Breakfast (vegan)

9:15 a.m.     North Carolina Legislative Update - Humane Society of the United States, NC State Director, Gail Thomssen

9:45 a.m.  Veterans and Emotional Support Animals – Vets to Vets United, Inc., Executive Director, Dr. Terry Morris, D.V.M., Ph.D.

10:30 a.m   Mental Health Provisions in Animal Cruelty Statutes - Animal Legal Defense Fund, Campaign Manager, Elizabeth Holtz

11:15 a.m    Coffee Break (vegan)

11:30 a.m    Lifesaving Legislation for Dogs and Cats in North Carolina - Best Friends Animal Society, Legislative Attorney, Akisha Townsend Eaton

12:15 p.m.   From Punishment to Support: Addressing of Inequity in Access to Pet Resources, Amanda Arrington

1:00 p.m.    Lunch (vegan)

Questions? Email UNC School of Law SALDF President Katie Dryden, kdryden@live.unc.edu.

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