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.

Farmed Animal Research Collaborative (FAR Collaborative)

The Brooks Institute is facilitating a collaboration of interdisciplinary and intersectional stakeholders to effect change for the well-being of animals in agriculture through impactful research. The Collaborative brings together key funders, advocates, and researchers to process a consensus of the most impactful research for farmed animal change, set priorities, and implement highest quality research.

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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 2023.

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North American Animal Law (NAAL) Conference

The Brooks Institute annually facilitates the North American Animal Law Conference. The NAAL Conference is a co-sponsored effort with the Canadian Animal Law Conference. The mission of the NAAL Conference is to spotlight animal law and policy scholarship. The Conference will be held on Friday September 16, 2022 in advance of CALC September 16-18.

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