North American Animal Law Conference (NAALC)

The Brooks Institute annually facilitates the North American Animal Law Conference. The NAALC is a co-sponsored effort with the Canadian Animal Law Conference. The mission of the NAALC is to spotlight animal law and policy scholarship. 

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National Animal Law Competitions

The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy is pleased to announce the revival of the National Animal Law Competitions. The purpose of the event is to provide law students an opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of animal law and to hone their written and oral advocacy skills. The next competitions will be held in March 2024.

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Courtroom Animal Advocate Programs (CAAP) National Task Force

The Brooks Institute is facilitating a Task Force of national experts in legal animal advocacy to explore the nuances of representing the individual nonhuman animal in the courtroom. Desmond’s Law-like statutes are starting to be adopted by a number of states. The CAAP Task Force will explore various lanes in the highway of courtroom animal advocacy and provide the best thinking and policy-making in shaping this national trend.