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Keep up with the AALL Animal Law Caucus on Facebook.  Events, legislation, cases, and news.

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READING RESOURCES



If you are looking for a list of animal law reading resources to browse through, take a look at the Animal Legal Defense Fund's collection, which includes academic journals and selected books. 

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MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATION

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-Officers & Committees

-Bylaws

-Annual Reports

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ARCHIVES

Find old stories, announcements, etc that once appeared on the main pages of the ALC website.

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Site last updated: 03/03/19.

CURRENT LEGISLATION ON ANIMAL RIGHTS

Use the Animal Law Resource Center to search for legislation on animal rights.  Search options include: by federal or by state, by categories (e.g., animals in research), by popular tags (e.g., Ag-Gag), and special parameters (e.g., author or sponsor of a bill).  What's happening in your state right now?
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Help keep Animal Law in the forefront
Volunteer for an Animal Law Caucus committee today!  

Bylaws Committee: Responsible for maintenance of the Caucus Bylaws, the set of rules that guide the Caucus's operations and activities. This year's committee will be conducting a review of the Caucus Bylaws.

Education Committee: Provides members with current information on educational opportunities related to animal law and train new members regarding animal law information to meet the mission of the Caucus.  This committee is responsible for obtaining a speaker for the Animal Law Caucus meeting at the annual AALL conference.  The Committee also works to obtain Therapy Dog visits from the local area for the annual AALL conference.

Legislative Committee: Promotes and communicates legislative activities related to animal law and keeps Caucus members apprised of current legislative activity for both state and federal legislation relating to animals and animal law.  

Nominating Committee: Secures candidate names or candidates for Caucus offices of President, VP/President-Elect, Secretary, and Member-at-Large. Ensures time lines are met.

Public Relations Committee:  Creates and implements plans to publicize, increase the visibility of, and promote the Caucus's projects and activities.  Committee works with the webmaster to create a current and active website and with the Caucus Facebook page.  Committee also works with the Education Committee to promote the annual meeting speaker and therapy dog events.

"In Your Own Words," Editor and/or Co-Editors:  Reaches out to Caucus members and others to submit short article/post/feature/write-up/story/piece about what drew the person to animal law, what prompted their involvement with the Caucus, what they do outside of the Caucus, etc.

TO VOLUNTEER:  Please contact Cynthia (cbcondit@email.arizona.edu) or Alex (azhang@wlu.edu).

ALC LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

The mission of the Animal Law Caucus Legislation Committee is to keep ALC members apprised of current legislative activity for both state and federal legislation. The Committee documents sites highlighting bill status and information encompassing animal law across all legal topics. Whether the subject entails criminal law, torts, or wills and trusts, the ALC Legislation Committee will highlight the advancement of animal law and may from time to time call upon its members to support significant initiatives.

For legislation sources click here.

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The 27th Annual Animal Law Conference goes back to Portland, Oregon this year, October 25-27.

SALDF pre-registration opens April 1.  General registration opens April 15.  

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ANIMAL LAW CAUCUS OFFICERS


Condit-ALC-photo-2018-75x75-resize.jpgCynthia Condit (University of Arizona),Vice-President/President Elect for 2017-2019. 

Zhang-ALC-photo-2018-75x75-resize.jpgXiaomeng "Alex" Zhang (Washington & Lee), Vice-President/President Elect for 2018-2020.

Pealer_Lindsay-75x75-resize.jpgLindsay Pealer, Secretary (Office of Legislative Counsel, State of California), 2018-2020.

    ABOUT US

    The AALL Animal Law Caucus was formed in 2010 to support the efforts of law librarians, academics and practitioners in the research, teaching, scholarship, and practice of animal law. Its purpose is to recognize and further the ongoing work of AALL members in this growing area of law.

    The Animal Law Caucus is a legal resource for non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system.
    Members:


        a)  monitor and provide comment on relevant
              legislation and policy-making decisions
              at various levels of government


        b)  offer legal education programs on animal
              law;


        c)  compile and provide access via the website
              to relevant statutes, court decisions, and
              administrative determinations and reports
              and


        d)  raise the profile of the field of animal law.