What can Lawyers do for Animals?Animal Law in Research, Education and Practice

Monday, 29th April 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This event will focus on bringing together animal and environmental law academics, practitioners and students in an effort to inspire further animal law scholarship and education in Scotland.The goal is to facilitate new research partnerships in animal law and to highlight opportunities for students and young researchers or established academics interested in sidestepping into animal law.

UK-based academics and practitioners will sketch out the present situation of animal law in the UK. International speakers will present best practices and discuss training opportunities. This will include talks from:

Libby Anderson – Policy Consultant, OneKind 

Edie Bowles – Solicitor, Advocates for Animals; A-Law Trustee

Alice Di Concetto - Farm Animals Programme Officer, Eurogroup for Animals

Natasha Dolezal - Director of International Animal Law and Deputy Director, Centre for Animal Law Studies

Mike Radford – Reader, University of Aberdeen; A-Law Trustee


This event will be co-hosted by Strathclyde Centre of Environmental Law & Governance and the UK Centre for Animal Law.

This event is part of the SCELG Festival of Environmental Law and Governance. To see other events in the Festival please visit the SCELG Festival webpage or contact for more information.

Who should attend?

This event is most beneficial to students, academics and practitioners in law and policy, political science, animal sciences, and related fields - particularly those interested in animal welfare issues.

Anyone with a keen interest in Animal Law.


Benefits of attending

  • Expert insights into incorporating animal welfare into legal practice, academic research and teaching and policy work.
  • Networking opportunities with individuals who have built a career around animals and the law.
  • Opportunity to discuss animal issues with like-minded people. 

The event seeks to inspire action in Scotland but will engage with global issues.


Iyan Offor
PhD Student, Strathclyde

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