Full Title Name:  Symposium: Confronting Barriers To The Courtroom For Animal Advocates - Conclusion

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David J. Wolfson Place of Publication:  Lewis & Clark Law School Publish Year:  2006 Primary Citation:  13 Animal Law 123 (2006)
Summary:

David Wolfson concludes the events of the day by highlighting some of the significant issues raised by the participants in the conference, as well as the obstacles animal lawyers have faced and are working to overcome, including legal, political, and cultural barriers. Wolfson ends on an optimistic note, stating that given that the basic foundations of the animal protection movement are correct, the movement should ultimately be successful.

Documents:  lralvol13_1_p123.pdf

SYMPOSIUM: CONFRONTING BARRIERS TO THE COURTROOM FOR ANIMAL ADVOCATES 

 

Sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund of New York University School of Law

On April 14, 2006, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund of New York University School of Law hosted a symposium on how to overcome some common courtroom barriers faced by animal advocates. Panelists discussed cultural and legal transitions, legal standing for nonhuman animals, and potential causes of action. Symposium participants included prominent attorneys, authors, philosophers, and professors specializing in the field of animal protection law. The following articles have been adapted from transcripts of the symposium.

CONCLUSION

By David J. Wolfson

David Wolfson concludes the events of the day by highlighting some of the significant issues raised by the participants in the conference, as well as the obstacles animal lawyers have faced and are working to overcome, including legal, political, and cultural barriers. Wolfson ends on an optimistic note, stating that given that the basic foundations of the animal protection movement are correct, the movement should ultimately be successful.

 

See Introduction

See Linking Cultural and Legal Transitions discussion

See Animal Advocacy discussion

See Legal Standing discussion

 

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