Animals & Environmentalism: A Legal Perspective in the Wake of a Global Pandemic

The NIU Law Review Symposium will explore how the legal system plays a part in the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases and what laws and regulations, or lack thereof, impact the spread. Presentations will discuss the Industrial animal agriculture’s responsibility for animal suffering, environmental degradation, and environmental injustice and the impacts of factory farms in North Carolina, which are disproportionately sited in low-income BIPOC communities; improving our relationship with animals and to take more seriously our responsibility for protecting the environment; causal relationship between international wildlife trade and zoonotic disease risk; COVID-19 forced slaughterhouses; and mankind’s exploitation of non-human animals.

4 hours MCLE credit for eligible attorneys approved.

Friday, April 23 at 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


Health and Wellness

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Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students


College of Law
Contact Name

Melody Mitchell

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