Animal Law Society Spring Symposium

27 Mar 2018

Animal Law Society Spring Symposium

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Chase Center

The Animal Law Society at VLS presents its annual spring symposium, "Below the Surface: Diving Deep to Protect our Ocean Animals", the current status of marine wildlife conservation in the U.S. and beyond. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM in Chase Community Center.

Presentation topics include:

  • The history of capture and conservation of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population
  • The intersection between wildlife conservation and international ocean governance
  • Global shark conservation policy

Panelists include:

  • Don Bauer, Partner: Perkins Cole in Washington, D.C. and Adjunct Professor at Vermont Law School.
  • Heather Rally, DVM: Supervising veterinarian for the Captive Animal Law Enforcement division, PETA foundation.
  • Aaron Strong, PHD: Professor of Marine Policy at University of Maine.
  • Steve Kessel, PHD: Director of Marine Research at the Shedd Aquarium.

Vegan food will be provided. Free and open to the public and press.

Questions? Concerns? Contact Ana Berninger at