Keynote Speaker

Congressman Earl Blumenauer

3rd District of Oregon

Jean-Marc Neumann

Founder and President, TELAS Counseil; Lawyer and Lecturer in Animal Law, University of Strasbourg

Panelists

Randall Abate

Rechnitz Family Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy, Monmouth University

Jessica Blome

Senior Associate, Greenfire Law, PC

Victoria Braithwaite

The Dorothy & Lloyd Huck Chair in Behavioral Biology, Penn State University

Ryan Calo

Lane Powell & D. Wayne Gittinger Endowed Professorship, University of Washington School of Law

Kim Connolly

Director of Clinical Legal Education; Director of the Advocacy Institute; Vice Dean for Advocacy and Experiential Education; Professor, University of Buffalo School of Law

Lora Dunn

Criminal Justice Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Angela Fernandez

Associate Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Pamela Frasch

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

Pamela Hart

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Kathy Hessler

Clinical Professor of Law and Animal Law Clinic Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Dr. Ramona Ilea

Philosophy Department Chair and Professor, Pacific University Oregon

Jennifer Johnson

Dean at Lewis and Clark Law School

Jake Kamins

State of Oregon Animal Cruelty Deputy District Attorney, Benton County District Attorney’s Office

Dr. Paresh Kathrani

Director of Education and Training, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Michelle J. Kirton

Associate Director of Counseling and Training Director, Lewis & Clark Law School

Matthew Liebman

Litigation Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Tom Linney

Pro Bono Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Russ Mead

Shared Earth Visiting Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

Dr. Melinda Merck

Owner, Veterinary Forensics Consulting, LLC

Kelly Peterson

Senior Vice President of State Affairs, The Humane Society of the United States

Brian Posewitz

Secretary, Treasurer and Administrator, Humane Voters Oregon

Dr. Rajesh K. Reddy

Animal Law LL.M. Program Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

David Rosengard

Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Kevin Schneider

Executive Director, Nonhuman Rights Project

Joyce Tischler

Founder, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Diana Urban

Retired Connecticut State Representative and Chair of the Committee on Children; Founder and President, Protecting Kids and Pets Partnership

Stephen Wells

Executive Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Amy P. Wilson

Director and Co-Founder, Animal Law Reform South Africa

Delcianna J. Winders

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, PETA Foundation