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.
Last year ALAW invited Steven Wise 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”… Listen to the talk here.
Our 2015 essay competition invited students to discuss the Hunting Act. In first place is Natalie Kyneswood who is studying an MSc in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Bristol. Find out more here.
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.