The annual Student Animal Law Conference will take place in person on Friday, September 29, 2023 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
The Student Animal Law Conference is an opportunity for Canadian law students to meet, network, and learn from each other and animal law leaders. Students from other countries are also welcome to join.
Thanks to the generosity of the Robert & Judith Clark Foundation for Animal Rights, travel grants are available to help Canadian law students attend the event. You can learn more and apply here.
Please watch for further details, including a call for student submissions. For more information, contact our event organizer Sarah Janson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Conference: How to Get Involved While in Law School
The Networking Lunch will include a delicious vegan lunch and the opportunity to chat with Animal Law Career Professionals.
Student Conference: Careers in Animal Law Panel and Mentorship Workshop
Networking Lunch with Animal Law Career Professionals
The Careers in Animal Law Panel and Mentorship Workshop is an opportunity for students to hear from a variety of animal law career professionals on how they navigated law school and beyond to forge their own unique pathways into animal law. This workshop also includes a mentorship opportunity to connect with these professionals with a Q&A session, and followed by a networking lunch.
Panelists: Rebeka Breder, Bibhas Vaze, Scott Tinney, Michaël Lessard, & Gary Grill
Moderator: Animal Justice Student Program Coordinator Kip Phillips
12:30pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fri, Sept 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
How to Get Involved While at Law School is an opportunity to learn from Co-Director and Counsel of AEL Advocacy, Krystal-Anne Roussel and Animal Justice Student Program Coordinator, Kip Phillips, about how to get involved in animal law opportunities in law school through the Animal Justice clubs.
Both Krystal-Anne and Kip were previous presidents of their respective clubs at University of Ottawa and UBC, and participated in several exciting and interesting animal law events during their time at law school. As Junior Lawyers, both Krystal-Anne and Kip bring unique perspectives to their animal law experience as previous articling students and young lawyers.
Krystal-Anne previously articled at CELA in Toronto. She is now the Animal Law Research Associate at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and is also building a non-profit, AEL Advocacy. Kip was a previous articling student at Gowling WLG in Toronto, and is an incoming associate at Willms & Shier, an environmental boutique firm and focuses on fostering an animal law network in the private law sphere.
Join this exciting panel to learn about the various pathways to take as a law student and junior lawyer!