Join the Yale Sustainable Food Program and the Law, Ethics, and Animals Program for a book conversation with Benjamin Wurgaft, author of Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food. Meat Planet explores the modern quest to generate meat in the lab—a substance sometimes called “cultured meat”—and asks what it means to imagine that this is the fut
Cancelled: "The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court" - A Book Talk by Richard Lazarus
Harvard Law Professor Richard Lazarus will speak about his new book, "The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court" (Harvard University Press, forthcoming March 2020).
Cancelled: "Environmental Injustice: How Animal Agriculture Destroys Disadvantaged Communities" with Marianne Engelman-Lado
Marianne Engelman-Lado joins us to discuss the environmental destruction caused by factory farms, which disproportionately affects marginalized communities across the country. Engelman-Lado joined Earthjustice in 2010 as Chair of the Environmental Health Practice Group, focusing on toxics, pesticides, waste, the health impacts of industrial agriculture, civil rights enforcement, and the effects of environmental contamination on vulnerable and overburdened populations.
Activists and entrepreneurs alike have touted plant-based and cultivated meat alternatives as breakthrough innovations that will solve many of the problems associated with animal agriculture. Good Food Institute’s Annie Osborn joins us to speak about the current market trends, environmental goals, and legal and policy obstacles faced by the cultivated and plant-based food industry.
Join the YLS Law, Ethics & Animals Program, the Yale Sustainable Food Project, and the Yale Animal Law Society for a conversation with Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary.
“Is Meat the New Tobacco? Regulating Food Demand in the Age of Climate Change.” with Lingxi Chenyang '20
In her award-winning essay, Lingxi Chenyang (YLS '20) argues that regulatory strategies that contributed to changing social norms and reducing cigarette smoking could also be effective in reducing meat consumption. Come hear her discuss the essay that won her the inaugural New York University Animal Studies Award.
The 10th annual Yale New Directions in Environmental Law Conference will focus on state and local solutions to the climate crisis. As part of the conference, LEAP will host a panel focused on climate change and food systems.
Join Rachel Atcheson for a conversation about her experience working within several local government positions and grassroots activism roles throughout her career as an advocate for animal welfare concerns. As the former Grassroots Director of The Humane League, Rachel was responsible for growing the Campus Outreach program’s growth from 18 to 52 campuses nationwide. She then moved on to work in the New York City Mayor’s Office as the Animal Welfare Liaison, the only position of its kind in the country.
The Law, Ethics & Animals Program Inaugural Lectures by Dr. Sheila Jasanoff and Dr. Timothy Pachirat
On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Yale Law, Ethics & Animals Program Inaugural Lectures will feature lectures by Dr. Sheila Jasanoff and Dr. Timothy Pachirat. The talks will be back-to-back from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by a reception for faculty, students, friends, and supporters of LEAP from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Yale Law School Alumni Reading Room.
Ted Hamilton will speak about the climate necessity defense, a legal theory put forward by climate activists to justify their acts of civil disobedience. Discussing cases he's worked on with Climate Defense Project — a legal non-profit he founded with two other law school graduates in 2016 — Ted will discuss the political strategy of activist defendants who bring their causes into court. He will also address doctrinal challenges and the place of the climate necessity defense in the broader context of climate law and climate justice mobilization.