The Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (ALAW) is a charity which aims to bring together lawyers interested in animal protection law to share experience and to harness that expertise for the benefit of the animal protection community, including by securing more comprehensive and effective laws and better enforcement of existing animal protection laws. Are you a lawyer interested in animal welfare? Please join us.
PRACTICE LAW WITH THE ANIMALS
Young lawyers can help to nurture animal-orientated ethics from the grass roots, and their successes can make a big difference to the lives of animals.
Click here for information for young lawyers.
Earlier this year, ALAW invited Steven Wise, President of the Nonhuman Rights Project, to speak about the group’s legal battle to change the common law status of at least some nonhuman animals from mere “things” to “persons” who possess fundamental rights. Listen to the talk here.
ESSAY COMPETITION WINNERS
Congratulations to the winners of our 2013/14 Student Essay Competition – Samuel Hawke (1st place), Rachel Yumi Ho (2nd place) and Elisabeth Bedford (3rd place).
To find out more click here.
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE RESPONDS
ALAW recently reported concerns about government proposals for reform of Judicial Review, the legal mechanism for challenging unlawful decisions made by public bodies. The Ministry of Justice has published a response to the consultation, which has a mix of good and bad news for animal welfare groups. Click here to read on.