Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2024
    2:00 pm - 3:40 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    Room: Independence Salon F
    Floor: Level M4

    This panel will explore the legal, ethical, and social issues that arise when activists risk incarceration to liberate animals. In recent years, activists have rescued pigs from factory farms, taken chickens from trucks bound for slaughterhouses, and conducted hidden-camera investigations of businesses that use animals, to name just a few of the direct action tactics of the animal rights movement. In conversation with defense lawyers and activists, this panel will explore how such actions put activists and social movements in direct engagement with the criminal legal system in ways that raise important legal, strategic, and ethical questions.
    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Organization: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Organization: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Organization: Vermont Law and Graduate School
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Organization: The Simple Heart

Organization: University of San Francisco School of Law

Session Fees
  • Animal Law, Co-Sponsored by Agricultural and Food Law, Criminal Law, and Environmental Law - Defending Direct Action: Breaking the Law to Protect Animals and the Environment: $0.00