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Thank you for joining us for this year's  Animal Law Symposium: Bridging Animal and Environmental Law on March 25, 2022!

The VLS Animal Law Society is a student group at Vermont Law School dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our society through the law.

The Vermont Law School Animal Law Society, a student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.

The Animal Law Society is dedicated to the goals of education in the law school and surrounding community about forms of institutionalized animal abuse, and engaging in projects that combat that abuse. The Society is equally dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. The activities of the Society may include, but are not limited to: hosting speakers, debates, and conferences on current issues in animal rights and welfare law; carrying on research projects for lawyers and organizations involved in animal welfare and animal rights litigation; networking with students at other law schools, colleges, universities, and high schools who are pursuing interest in animal rights, environmental issues, and animal welfare law; conducting educational events such as information tables and video screening on pertinent issues; and advocating on behalf of vegan and vegetarian students within our law school.

Our Society further recognizes and abides by the purposes and goals of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

To learn more, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or email us at animallawsociety[at]


Our March 25, 2022 Symposium

  Animal and environmental law frequently overlap, yet the fields are often siloed. This symposium will explore ways to bridge the two fields through case-study panels that examine specific areas where there is significant overlap and opportunities for collaboration.