Animal Law Week 2017 (SA): Policy & Legal Reforms for Prosecutions in Animal Welfare
Apr
24
1:00 pm13:00

Animal Law Week 2017 (SA): Policy & Legal Reforms for Prosecutions in Animal Welfare

  • Law Society of South Australia

Speaker: Ronan O’Brien, Legal Counsel, RSPCA South Australia

Ronan started his career in Canberra working in the Attorney-General’s Department, mainly within Private International Law.  Returning to Adelaide, Ronan worked as a criminal defence lawyer, particularly at the Youth Court, within the Legal Services Commission.

For the past four years, Ronan has been in-house Legal Counsel for RSPCA (SA).  His main duty within this role is to prosecute offences under the Animal Welfare Act which have been investigated by the RSPCA Inspectorate.  During his time there he has prosecuted approximately 300 cases of animal cruelty.  

Animal Law Week 2017 (ACT): Licence to Kill: How Our New Wildlife Laws Threaten Animals and Democracy
Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Animal Law Week 2017 (ACT): Licence to Kill: How Our New Wildlife Laws Threaten Animals and Democracy

  • The Griffin Centre

Speaker: Tara Ward, Director, Animal Defenders Office & Mike Rosalky, Lawyer, Animal Defenders Office

Tara Ward is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Animal Defenders Office. Tara is a member of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (ACT Government), the ANU Animal Ethics Committee, and Voiceless’ Legal Advisory Council. Tara teaches Animal Law at the University of NSW, and is a co-founder and organiser of the Living Green Festival, Canberra’s long-running cruelty-free festival.

Mike Rosalky volunteers as a lawyer and director for the Animal Defenders Office, a not-for-profit animal law centre based in the ACT. Mike assists and advises clients about animal law matters, speaks to groups about the animal law framework in Australia, and advocates for animal law reform through public forums and meetings with ministers. Outside this role, Mike works as a government lawyer.

Animal Law Week 2017 (NSW): Law Reform - The Development of the National Poultry Standards
Apr
27
5:30 pm17:30

Animal Law Week 2017 (NSW): Law Reform - The Development of the National Poultry Standards

  • Customs House Library

Speaker: Jed Goodfellow, Senior Policy Officer, RSPCA Australia

Dr Jed Goodfellow is a Senior Policy Officer at RSPCA Australia with a focus on legislative and regulatory issues affecting animal welfare. He has taught Animal Law at Macquarie University on an annual basis since 2012 and recently completed a PhD examining the animal welfare regulatory framework within the Australian agricultural sector. Prior to undertaking his postgraduate research, Jed practised as a prosecutor for RSPCA South Australia, a solicitor for commercial law firm Clayton Utz, and worked as an inspector for RSPCA Queensland.

ANIMAL 2017
Sep
16
Sep 17

ANIMAL 2017

  • Flinders University

About

The Australia New Zealand Intervarsity Moot on Animal Law (ANIMAL) is hosted by The Animal Law Institute and sponsored by Voiceless the animal protection institute. ANIMAL is one of the largest student moots in Australia and New Zealand and it is the only animal law moot for Australian and New Zealand law students. The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in a law degree in Australia or New Zealand. Teams can consist of either 2 or 3 individuals. In 2015, ANIMAL was held at the University of Melbourne. In 2014, ANIMAL was held at Bond University.

ANIMAL 2016 was hosted by Flinders University, Adelaide (Grand Final winners of ANIMAL 2015) over the weekend of 17 - 18 September 2016. The winners of the event were Bond University.


Key Dates for ANIMAL 2017 Will Be Announced Shortly


Registrations


Competition Rules

The Competition Rules for ANIMAL 2017 can be accessed here.


Program

A full program will be released shortly.


Contact Us

Should you have any questions you can contact our ANIMAL Co-ordinator, Chelsea, at moot@ali.org.au.