Tasmania's first animal law conference

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The UTAS Animal Law Conference 2013 will provide a multidisciplinary outlook on a range of topics in the animal law space. This includes the very topical issue of live export, animals and consumer law, comparative animal law and the regulations that surround animal law.

The conference has secured a variety of impressive speakers, with speakers coming to Tasmania from universities around Australia (ANU, Griffith University, University of Queensland and Bond), as well as one speaker from the US (University of New Mexico).

For more information about speakers, please visit: conference speakers.

The Conference will run over one weekend in January (19th-20th), featuring the following:

  • Keynote address from an international guest speaker (Professor Marsha Baum from the US)
  • Public Q and A on live export (Professor Clive Phillips and Dr Malcolm Caulfield)
  • Two legal workshops ('Teaching Animal Law in Australia' and 'Current Challenges and Future Directions for Animal Law in Australia')
  • Panel discussion (Tasmania's Animal Welfare Regulation Framework)
  • Presentations from national experts

It is going to be an action packed weekend of legal discussion. If you would like to be involved, there are a variety of options available:

  1. Register as a participant
    • To register, simply visit the UTAS Animal Law Conference
    • Follow the registration instructions - 1. Fill out the registration form, 2. Submit the form to Animal Law Conference 3. Pay online, 4. Wait for a confirmation email.
    • The cost is $135 (plus GST) - in total, $148.50. This includes all meals, and conference packs.
    • We will require the assistance of a limited number of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to Animal Law Conference
  2. Become a Conference Volunteer
  3. Attend the free public Q and A on live export

If you are unable to register as a participant or offer your assistance as a volunteer, you can attend the Q and A on live export on Saturday 19th (3.00PM). The Q and A is free, and open to the public. It will run for two hours, followed by a complimentary afternoon tea. If you would like to attend the Q and A, please RSVP to: Animal Law Conference.

Any questions about the Conference should be directed to: Animal Law Conference.

Published on: 28 Nov 2012 11:24am