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March 11, 2010

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Journal of Animal Law to Host "Family Pets and the Law" Symposium

East Lansing, MI — Top scholars will explore the changing nature of pets in our society in a Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Animal Law symposium to be held on Monday, March 22.

The symposium, entitled "Family Pets and the Law," will focus on the ways in which the law affects household pets during legal proceedings. The event will feature Amy Breyer, a Chicago attorney with one of the only practices in the country devoted to animal law issues. Breyer's practice is dedicated to advocating for those who seek to protect and promote the interests of animals.

David Favre, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Animal Law, will also speak at Monday's symposium. Favre, recently named the Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property and Animal Law at MSU Law, is an international leader in the fast-growing field. Other presenters will include Linda Kalof, professor of sociology at MSU and a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and Georgina M. Montgomery, assistant professor at MSU's Lyman Briggs College and the Department of History.

The Journal of Animal Law is edited and published by students at the Michigan State University College of Law. Now in its fifth year of publication, it was the second legal journal on animal law established in North America, and is one of only three in existence dedicated to the specialized topic. Visit www.animallaw.info for more information.

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