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Call for Submissions

Hosted by Animal Justice and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law
September 29 - October 1, 2023

Send us your proposal for the fifth annual Conference!

Submission deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023
Theme: Submissions should relate to the field of animal law. Topics may include ideas for legislative reform, litigation strategies, issues relating to law enforcement, public policy initiatives, legal or other forms of education, recently published books, and historical or philosophical studies. Our primary focus is on Canada and North America, but international topics are also welcome.
Format: Most presentations will be grouped in panels of two to four. 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 are planning on a fully in-person event, and remote presentation and attendance will not be possible.
How to submit: Send the following to

  • Abstract & presentation title, maximum 150 words. Panel proposals should include a panel description, plus abstracts of up to 150 words per panelist. (Word file only.)

  • Biography, maximum 150 words. (Word file only.)

  • CV, maximum two pages. (Word or PDF file.)

  • Headshot (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, September 29, 2023. Please monitor the Conference website for updates on speaking opportunities.

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