Keynote Speakers

Congressman Earl Blumenauer

3rd District of Oregon

Maneesha Deckha

Professor; Lansdowne Chair in Law, University of Victoria Faculty of Law

Panelists & Moderators

Randall Abate

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

Christopher Berry

Senior Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

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

Kate Darling

Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab

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; Founder, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Pamela Hart

Executive Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Jennifer Hauge

Legislative Affairs Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund

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

Priscilla Rader Culp

Education Coordinator, Animal Legal Defense Fund

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

Daniel Waltz

Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Stephen Wells

Executive Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Amy P. Wilson

Director and Co-Founder, Animal Law Reform South Africa

Delcianna J. Winders

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

Kathleen Wood

Criminal Justice Program Fellow, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Maneesha Deckha

Professor; Lansdowne Chair in Law, University of Victoria Faculty of Law