6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

The conference will kick off with an evening reception and keynote at the Hilton Portland Downtown. We invite you to enjoy appetizers and drinks while networking with fellow conference attendees.
921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

7:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Welcomes & Introductions

Dean Jennifer Johnson, Lewis & Clark Law School

Stephen Wells, Executive Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

Keynote: 25 Years of the Animal Law Conference

Pamela Frasch, Assistant Dean, Animal Law Program; Executive Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Joyce Tischler, Founder and General Counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund

All panel sessions on Saturday will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Factory Farming

George Kimbrell, Legal Director, Center for Food Safety

Matthew Liebman, Director of Litigation, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Suzanne McMillan, Content Director, Farm Animal Welfare Campaign, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Moderator: Pamela Hart, Director of Animal Law Program, Animal Legal Defense Fund

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 – 12:15 a.m.

Criminal Cruelty Cases: Integrating Animal Law into the Mainstream

Diane Balkin, Contract Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Meg Garvin, Executive Director, National Crime Victims Law Institute; Clinical Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

Allie Phillips, Author and Attorney; Founder, Sheltering Animals & Families Together

Moderator: David Rosengard, Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Gender and Race

Jennifer Fearing, President, Fearless Advocacy, Inc.

lauren Ornelas, Founder and Executive Director, Food Empowerment Project

Carolyn Walker, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Moderator: Joyce Tischler, Founder and General Counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Sanctuaries

Sarah Baeckler Davis, President and CEO, Project Chimps

Marji Beach, Education Director, Animal Place

Ed Stewart, President and Co-founder, Performing Animal Welfare Society

Moderator: Priscilla Rader, Education Coordinator, Animal Legal Defense Fund

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Break

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Grand Ballroom, Portland Hilton & Executive Towers

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Banquet Dinner and Keynote Presentation

Grand Ballroom, Portland Hilton & Executive Towers

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Banquet Dinner

7:30 – 8:15 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: What a Fish Knows

Jonathan Balcombe, Biologist & Author

Introduction by: Kathy Hessler, Clinical Professor of Law and Animal Law Clinic Director, Lewis & Clark Law School

8:15 – 8:45 p.m.

Book Signing

Jonathan Balcombe, Biologist & Author

All concurrent panel sessions on Sunday will take place in the Grand Ballroom I & II at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Grand Ballroom II: Ethics and Animal Issues

Russ Mead, General Counsel, Animal Law Coalition

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom I: Growth of Animal Law around the World

Natasha Dolezal, Director of International Animal Law and Deputy Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Jean-Marc Neumann, Attorney, Lecturer and Animal Law Consultant; Founder, Educational Group for Animal Law Studies (EGALS)

Moderator: Camila Cossio, LL.M. Student, Lewis & Clark Law School

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom II: Aquatic Animal Law

Kathy Hessler, Clinical Professor of Law and Animal Law Clinic Director, Lewis & Clark Law School

Dr. Lori Marino, President, The Whale Sanctuary Project

Moderator: Kelly Levenda, Student Programs Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom I: What’s New in Litigation?

Peter Brandt, Senior Attorney, Farm Animals, The Humane Society of the United States

Tony Eliseuson, Senior Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Caitlin Hawks, Litigation Counsel, PETA Foundation

Moderator: Pamela Frasch, Assistant Dean, Animal Law Program; Executive Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom II: Challenges and Opportunities for Animals under the New Administration

Sara Amundson, Executive Director, Humane Society Legislative Fund

Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President, American Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals

Moderator: Raj Reddy, Visiting Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

12:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom I: Closing Remarks

Pamela Frasch, Assistant Dean, Animal Law Program; Executive Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

12:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom II: Closing Remarks

Stephen Wells, Executive Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund