Author Archives: Animal Law Section

Winners of the First Annual Student Writing Competition

The Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Texas announced the winners of its first annual student writing competition at the Animal Law Institute that took place on March 9, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas. Students at Texas Law … Continue reading

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Careers in Animal Law

by Yolanda Eisenstein Yolanda Eisenstein is an attorney with an animal law practice in Dallas, Texas.  She is an adjunct professor in animal law at SMU Dedman School of Law.  She is vice chair of the American Bar Association TIPS … Continue reading

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Don Feare Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Also at the Animal Law Institute, Don Feare was awarded with the first “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Animal Law Section for his work in animal advocacy. Don practices civil litigation and criminal defense in Arlington. He regularly handles a … Continue reading

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About the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Animal Law Committee

Founded in late 2004, the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Animal Law Committee addresses all issues concerning the intersection of animals and the law.  The status of animals in our legal system, and in our society … Continue reading

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Spotlight: South Texas College of Law Animal Law Society

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) indicates that one of the largest contributors to the growth of Animal Law as a course of study in law schools is through the efforts of student ALDF (SALDF) chapters. SALDF chapters have been … Continue reading

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Animal Law Annual Institute

The 2011 Texas Animal Law Institute took place on April 29, 2011, in Austin, Texas, and began with a section report from Jean Jennings, 2011 Chair. A variety of topics were presented at the Institute, including Estate Planning for Pets, … Continue reading

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Animal Law Section’s New Website

The Animal Law Section is pleased to present its new website. The content will be launched in phases as we develop and post new news and information. Serving as the Section’s professional resource, the new site will reinforce the Section’s … Continue reading

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Animal Law in Action

by Katherine Killingsworth SettlePou In February of 2001, Samson- a German Shepherd mix, met Moe Nasr. Samson was just a tiny pup of five weeks old at that time- and had arrived at Moe’s office in a box. To say … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation

IN PRINT By Yolanda Eisenstein Eisenstein Law Office The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation Gary Francione and Robert Garner Columbia University Press; New York 2010 Gary Francione, who you may remember from his groundbreaking book, Animals, Property, and the … Continue reading

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Animal Patents

by Dustin Mauck Fulbright & Jaworski LLP ANIMAL PATENTS – RIGHT OR WRONG? It may seem strange and it is definitely controversial, but the United States is one of a select few countries that will grant a patent on an … Continue reading

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