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Tulane University Law School SALDF

SALDF is excited to announce that Tulane SBA passed SALDF's Vegan Meal Option Resolution on March 14, 2011. From now on, there will be vegan food on the menu at all SBA events serving alcohol.  If you get a chance, thank your SBA representative for providing humane food options.

Fall 2011: 

 • Aug. 30: First meeting of the semester in the MPR at 6pm. Vegan po-boys will be served.

Spring 2011: 

 • Jan. 18: First meeting of the semester.

 • Feb. 2011: With the support of Dean Netherton, the Environmental Law Society, and the Public Interest Law Foundation, SALDF members draft an SBA resolution to serve a vegan option at all SBA-sponsored, law school-wide events.

 • Feb. 11: PeTA2 Street Team meet with SALDF and canvasses Tulane for student signatures in support of vegan options at Tulane. Check out Tulane Hullabaloo press coverage, here: http://thehullabaloo.com/2011/02/25/peta-petitions-for-more-vegan-dining-options/.

 • Feb. 17: SALDF members meet with Baton Rouge attorney Marta Richards and LSBA animal law
section head Ariel DiGiulio to discuss advocating for stronger animal protection laws in Louisiana.

 • Feb. 21: SBA meeting to propose law school vegan food resolution.  The resolution fails.

 •Mar. 1: SALDF vegan potluck and film night!  Details TBA.

•Mar. 3-8: Mardi Gras!!!

 •Mar. 14: SALDF returns to the SBA to defend the vegan meal option resolution.  The resolution passes!

 •April 1: Third Annual animal law panel at the Tulane Environmental Law Conference.  This year we will feature Gene Baur of Farm
Sanctuary; Dr. Bill Weida, an economist at the GRACE Factory Farm Project; and Mariann Sullivan, chair of the ABA's animal law section, animal law professor, and attorney. 

 •April 12: SALDF final meeting and new officer elections.

Fall 2010: 

 • Sept. 13: First meeting of the year 

 • Sept. 22: American Constitution Society hosts Laura Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center,
who gave a talk on defending persons charged as “terrorists” under the Animal Enterprises Terrorism Act 

 • Oct. 2: Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals 

 • Oct. 6: Talk with
Delcianna Winders and Carney Anne Chester, local attorneys working for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 

 • Nov. 8-23: Pet Food and Toy Drive in conjunction with Loyola's student animal organization, PAWS.
There are boxes in the lobby of the law school where you can drop off pet food, toys, and supplies. All donations will go to Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO), a local no-kill organization. In particular, SALDF would like to collect dry dog and cat food, toys, treats, collars, and leashes. ARNO also has a wish list available here: http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org/donate.html. Come see our table Monday-Thursday from 11:00-1:00 in the lobby!  

 • Nov. 16: 2nd Annual Vegan Thanksgiving and Desert Competition, 6:00pm in the MPR


Spring 2010 

  • Jan. 7:  Animal Legal Defense Fund reception at the American Association of Law School's Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.  6:30 PM.  Vegan hors d'oeuvres served.
  • Jan. 22:  Zeitgeist screens Mine, preceded by a reception sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana.  6 PM.
  • Feb. 2:  SALDF screens The Cove.  6 PM in the MPR.  Vegan pizza and king cake served.
  • Feb. 7:  Krewe of Barkus marches in the French Quarter.  1 PM.
  • Mar. 10:  SALDF members meet for a drink around 7 PM.  For more information, please contact saldftulane@gmail.com 
  • Mar. 17:  Alice Waters & screening of Food, Inc.  6 PM.  Freeman Auditorium of the Woldenberg Arts Museum.  $10 admission to benefit Edible Schoolyard New Orleans.
  • Mar. 25:  Louisiana Week for the Animals makes a stop at the law school for Animal Law Night.  Speakers include Carney Anne Chester, Career Counselor at Tulane University Law School and Board Member of the Humane Society of Louisiana, who will speak about the French Quarter's carriage mules; Delcianna Winders, Director of Campaigns for Farm Sanctuary, who will speak about farm animal welfare legislation; Marie Erickson, Librarian for the Louisiana Supreme Court, who will speak about laws addressing animals in the state of Louisiana; and Marta Richards, a solo practitioner, who will speak about the concept of ownership and the practical problems it presents attorneys working on animal welfare cases.  6:30 PM in room 110.  Vegan hors d'oeuvres served.
  • Apr. 9:  The Future of Food Panel at the 15th Annual Environmental Law Summit.  SALDF follows the success of last year's panel on the link between factory farming and climate change with a panel on the future of food, focusing on the impact of commercial fisheries.  Speakers include Jim Mason, Secretary and Managing Director of Two Mauds Foundation, Rob Wiygul of Waltzer & Associates, and Marianne Cufone, Fish and Campaign Director of Food and Water Watch.  Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Market Umbrella, will moderate their discussion.  3:30 PM.  Room TBD.  Register for the conference here:  http://www.peopleware.net/index.cfm?siteId=107&eventDisp=10SVENV (registration is free for students)
  • Apr. 14:  SALDF elects its newest batch of officers.  E-mail us for more information.


  Fall 2009 

  • Sep. 1:  Farm Sanctuary participates at the Pro Bono fair.  4 PM in the MPR.
  • Sep. 2:  First meeting of the semester.  6 PM in the West Courtyard.  Dinner served.
  • Sep. 7:  Non-SALDF vegan potluck.  Please e-mail kschlemmer@gmail.com for details.
  • Sep. 23:  Delci Winders joins SALDF to discuss her work as Director of Legal Campaigns for Farm Sanctuary.  6 PM.  Room TBD.  Dinner served.
  • Oct. 4:  Tulane's SALDF walks in Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Animals.  Register here:  http://www.firstgiving.com/farmsanctuary.
  • Oct. 7:  Carter Dillard, Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University's College of Law and Of Counsel to Humane Society of the United States, will join Tulane's SALDF on Wednesday, October 7, for a lively discussion on animal law.  6 PM.  Room 151.  Dinner served.
  • Oct 29:  Loyola's Animal Relief hosts an Animal Awareness luncheon.  The luncheon will include presentations on animal cruelty & blood sports, Katrina animal rescues, animal ethics, euthanasia, and animal law.  Join the conversation and meet like-minded animal advocates on Thursday, October 29 from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. in the Audubon Room of the Danna Student Center on Loyola's main campus.  The panel will be followed by a screening of Earthlings.  Vegan pizza will be provided.  For more informaiton, please e-mail Animal Relief at awlynne@yahoo.com.
  • Nov. 23:  Thanksgiving feast with dessert competition in the MPR.  5 PM.

Spring 2009 

  • Feb. 10:  Screening of Blinders, followed by group discussion.
  • Mar. 3:  Screening of Mississippi Chicken in conjunction with La Alianza del Derecho as part of Human Rights Film Week (Mar. 2-6).
  • Mar. 25:  Animal Law presentation as part of the 1st Annual Louisiana Week for the Animals
  • Apr. 3-4:  Panel at the Tulane Law School Summit on Environmental Law & Policy.  This panel, entitled "Low Carbon Diet," will feature Mike Tidwell, Founder and Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and host of the radio show Earthbeat, and Gowri Koneswaran, Director of Animal Agricultural Impacts in the Farm Animal Program of the Humane Society of the United States.  Mary Reichert, recent Tulane Law alum and current law clerk to the Hon. Martin L. C. Feldman, will moderate.
  • late Apr.:  CLE on Animal Law presented in conjunction with the Louisiana Bar Association's Animal Law Section
  • Campus outreach project
  • Establishment of a volunteer project (information forthcoming)

 Fall 2008 

  • Discussion with Carter Dillard, Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University, Of Counsel to the Humane Society, and Research Fellow at the Optimum Population Trust
  • Discussion with Ariel DiGiulio, chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Animal Law Section and local attorney with animal law practice
  • Screening of An American Opera followed by a panel discussion guided by the film's director Tom McPhee
  • Screening of Year of the Dog 
  • Observation of migratory ducks and assistance with related research project

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