New York University School of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will convene top scholars and litigators from around the country to discuss some of the biggest hurdles facing animal advocates in their efforts to litigate on behalf of animals on Friday, April 14th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Opening remarks will be addressed by Vice Dean of the Law School Clayton Gillette. Five CLE credits are available to participants. Lunch will be served. Registration is recommended, but not required. This event is free and open to the public. To register see

Reporters interested in attending this conference should contact Elizabeth Fasolino at 212.998.6849 or

Panel topics will include:

  • The constant interchange between the legal and popular views of animals
  • Legal standing as it applies to animals and their advocates
  • Legal causes of action available to animal advocates, including common, statutory, and constitutional law.

WHAT: Conference on boundaries facing advocates in their efforts to litigate on behalf of animals.

Taimie Bryant, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angles
Una Chaudhuri, Professor of English and Drama, NYU
Carter Dillard, Lead Staff Attorney for Farm Animal Litigation, Humane Society of the United States
Len Egert, Partner, Egert & Trakinski
David Favre, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
Eric Glitzenstein, Partner, Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, NYU
Jonathan Lovvorn, Vice President and Director of Animal Protection Litigation, Humane Society of the United States
Katherine Meyer, Partner, Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
Lanny Sinkin, Attorney representing Cetacean Community Mariann Sullivan, Deputy Chief Appellate Court Attorney, New York State Appellate Division
Sonia Waisman, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP; adjunct professor, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles)

WHEN: Fri. April 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: All panels will be held in D’Agostino Hall, 110 W. 3rd Street, one block east of the West Fourth Subway Station. [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)] Parking is available at Minetta Car Park on West Third Street.

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