Canadian Animal Law Conference 2021

Animal Law in an Interconnected World

October 1-3, 2021

Virtual Conference

Send us your proposal to present at the third annual

Canadian Animal Law Conference! 

Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021


Theme: Our theme of “Animal Law in an Interconnected World” highlights the increasingly close connections between animal law, human rights, and environmental protections. As the world grapples with health, social, and environmental challenges on a scale never seen before, animal issues are at the heart of many of these discussions. Submissions do not have to be on the conference theme. Topics may include ideas for legislative reform, reports on or plans for litigation strategies, issues relating to law enforcement, public policy initiatives, legal or other forms of education, and historical or philosophical studies. We focus on Canada and North America; international topics are also welcome.

Format: Most presentations will be grouped in panels. We particularly welcome panel proposals organized around a common theme. We also welcome proposals for traditional academic paper presentations, debates, and shorter presentations on cases and other topics of interest. We intend to showcase recent books, and encourage authors to submit a proposal to discuss their work. The Conference will take place online via a virtual event platform.

How to submit: Send the following to (Word or JPEG):


  • Abstract & title (maximum 150 words; panel proposals may be 150 words per panelist)

  • Biography (maximum 150 words)

  • CV (maximum two pages)

  • Headshot (provide a JPEG file). Photos may be posted on the Conference website. They will not be used to evaluate submissions.

Who we're looking for: Scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students with a passion for animal law.


Registration: All presenters must register for the Conference. Need-based funding may be available.


Student conference: There will be a separate Student Conference on Friday, October 1, 2021. Please watch the Conference website for updates.

A PDF version of the Call for Submissions is available here.