MSU College of Law News

MSU-DCL Student Organization to Host Leader of Animal Rights Movement

For Release March 23, 2004

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East Lansing, Michigan. MSU-DCL College of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) organization will host Tom Regan, author of “Empty Cages” during “The Day May Come: Toward Legal Rights for Animals.” The event will be on Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Law College Building.

Regan’s new book, titled “Empty Cages,” explains animal rights to Americans and invites them to join the struggle for animal liberation. Regan is an emeritus professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University, and is universally recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement. Regan will present the keynote speech.

SALDF is an MSU-DCL student organization committed to raising awareness on animal rights issues primarily through distributing educational information among law students. SALDF highlights current animal welfare and opportunities available to students in the area of law.

Founded in 1891, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law is a private law college affiliated with Michigan State University. The college is located at Bogue and Shaw Lane on the MSU campus in East Lansing. MSU-DCL remains the oldest continuously operating independent law school in the nation and was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1941. It has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1946.

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