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The MSBA's Animal Law Section and William Mitchell College of Law Present


5th Annual Animal Law Conference

Date:   Saturday, March 27, 2010
Time:    8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:15 a.m.
Location:   William Mitchell College of Law
875 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105

Animal Law Section Members:  $55.00
WMCL Alumni: $55.00
MSBA Members (Non-Animal Law Section Members):  $75.00
MMVA members: $75.00
Animal Rescue, Shelter, and Animal Control Organizations: $75.00
Non-MSBA and Non-MMVA Members:  $100.00
Current Law Students or Veterinary Students:  $10.00
WMCL Law Students and Faculty:  Free

- 8:15 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

- 8:45 am - Opening Remarks and Welcome:
Laura Hage, Chair of the MSBA Animal Law Section
Niels Schaumann, Vice Dean of Faculty, and Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law

9:00 am – Jonathan Lovvorn, VP & Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation & Research, HSUS
Creative Approaches in Animal Law: Attacking Animal Abuse from All Sides

10:00 amRuss Mead, General Counsel, Farm Sanctuary
Legal Issues Involved in Rescuing Abused Animals

10:35 am – Break (10 minutes)

10:45 amScott Heiser, Sr. Attorney & Criminal Justice Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Successful Prosecution of Puppy Mill and Hoarding Cases

11:45 am – Lunch (provided)—Concurrent with Panel Discussion

- 12:00 pm
– Panel
Pamela Frasch, Assistant Dean, Animal Law Program, and Executive Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School;
Kathy Hessler, Director, Center for Animal Law Studies & Clinical Professor, Animal Law Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School;
Bruce Wagman, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP, Chief Outside Litigation Counsel, ALDF, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Multiple Law Schools; Corwin Kruse, Associate, Katz Manka Teplinsky Graves & Sobol Ltd, and Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law – Panel Moderator

Panel Discussion: Current Status and the Future of Legal Education in Animal Law (panel may also include a veterinary school professor)

- 1:15 pm
– Colin Kreuziger and Katie Donald
Animal Law Judicial and Legislative Update

- 2:00 pm
– Break and Snack (15 minutes)

- 2:15 pm
Richard Matthews, J.D., Senior Trial Consultant, Juryology
Jury Issues in Animal Law; Norms, Psychology, and Selection

- 3:00 pm
Bruce Wagman, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP, and Chief Outside Litigation Counsel, ALDF
Litigating Abuses of Animals Used in “Entertainment”

- 4:00 pm
– Closing remarks: Laura Hage

6 hours of Standard CLE credits applied for
6.0 hours of VCE credits applied for