Student Animal Legal Defense Fund News

Journal of Animal & Environmental Law Applications Available

Applications for the Journal of Animal & Environmental Law are available in the basement by the student mailboxes or on TWEN under the course "Journal of Animal and Environmental Law."  The JAEL's main criteria for membership are excellent writing skills, strong interest, and good academic standing.  Therefore, candidates for membership will be evaluated on the quality of a submitted writing sample and a statement of interest. Positions are available for students who will be 2L's, 3L's, and 4L's during the 2009-2010 academic year.  We encourage both day and evening students to apply. While 1L's are asked to submit either the First Year Open Memo or Brief, 2L's and 3L's may submit a more recent document as a writing sample. Instructions for submission are provided on the applications. The deadline for hard copy applications is May 1st at 3pm while the deadline for applications submitted via TWEN is May 2nd at 11pm. We can't wait to read your application!

JAEL Information Session - Free Pizza!

The Journal of Animal & Environmental Law will hold an information session on Tuesday, March 31st in Room 075 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the JAEL for 2009 -2010. We are very excited about the upcoming year and cannot wait to tell you all about it! Free Pizza will be provided while supplies last! Applications are available downstairs by the student mailboxes or on TWEN under the course "Journal of Animal and Environmental Law."

If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting,  please feel free to e-mail Rexéna Napier at r0napi01@louisville.edu or Algeria Ford at arford01@louisville.edu with any questions. 

Please Donate to the Animal Care Society!

Please donate to the Animal Care Society, Louisville's only no-kill shelter, as part of Community Service Day! Items will be taken to the shelter as part of the Community Service Project on April 4th.  Bins are provided in the Law School Lobby. We also ask that you please consider volunteering at the shelter on Community Service Day! For information please contact Rexéna Napier at r0napi01@louisville.edu.

 Items Need by the Animal Care Society:

  •     Non-scoopable, clay Kitty Litter*
  •     Large cat "trees" for our free-roaming cat rooms.
  •     Bleach*
  •     Pine-Sol*
  •     Windex
  •     Anti-Bacterial Dish-Washing Soap
  •     Anti-Bacterial Waterless Hand Sanitizer
  •     Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap
  •     Laundry Detergent/Powder*
  •     Paper Towels*
  •     Toilet Paper
  •     33 Gallon Garbage Bags*
  •     50-55 Gallon Trash bags*
  •     Disposable Vinyl Gloves (one-size-fits-all or large)
  •     Cat/Kitten Toys
  •     Dog/Puppy Toys
  •     Dog Collars and Leashes (especially for Toy and Small Breeds)
  •     Dog and Cat beds(washable preferred)
  •     Gently used Blankets,Towels, Bath Mats, and Small Rugs
  •     20 lb Paper (white,light pink, light blue)
  •     8 1/2" x 11"or Legal Pad Paper
  •     Stamps*

(*denotes items needed the most)

ACS also would be happy to receive your aluminum cans for recycling. Newspapers (minus salesinserts) are also greatly appreciated.

Thanks for all your help!        

JAEL Information Session - Free Pizza!

The Journal of Animal & Environmental Law will hold information sessions on Monday, March 30th in Room 175 and on Tuesday, March 31st in Room 075 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the JAEL for 2009 -2010. We are very excited about the upcoming year and cannot wait to tell you all about it! Free Pizza will be provided while supplies last! Applications are available downstairs by the student mailboxes or on TWEN under the course "Journal of Animal and Environmental Law."

If you are interested but unable to attend either meeting,  please feel free to e-mail Rexéna Napier at r0napi01@louisville.edu or Algeria Ford at arford01@louisville.edu with any questions. 

JAEL Information Sessions

The Journal of Animal & Environmental Law will hold information sessions on Monday, March 30th in Room 175 and on Tuesday, March 31st in Room 075 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the JAEL for 2009 -2010. We are very excited about the upcoming year and cannot wait to tell you all about it!

 

If you are interested but unable to attend either meeting,  please feel free to e-mail Rexéna Napier at r0napi01@louisville.edu or Algeria Ford at arford01@louisville.edu with any questions. 

SALDF Invites You To Puppy Palooza!!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents Puppy Palooza! Join us on April 5th between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Patterson Park & Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, 1418 Morton Ave., Louisville, KY.

Puppy Palooza provides fun activities and games for people and dogs! Free Admission! Featuring: a best trick contest at 3:30 p.m., a fenced in dog area for off leash fun, informational tables from local businesses and animal organizations including the Kentucky Humane Society and the Animal Care Society, free t-shirt giveaways and prizes, and a silent auction from 2-3pm with items including: $200 Barkstown gift certificate for grooming & boarding, restaurant gift certificates, pet clothing and MORE!

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Society.

 

Announcing the Journal of Animal & Environmental Law!

The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is proud to announce its newest Law Review, the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law (JAEL). JAEL is a natural extension of the increased interest and support of both Animal and Environmental Law at the Louis D.Brandeis School of Law. The new Journal will be a peer and student reviewed publication that will cater to academics and practitioners in these two growing fields of law. As such, JAEL will be an essential resource for judges, lawyers, teachers, and school administrators in Kentucky,across the country and around the world. 

 

JAEL is proud to announce its founding Editorial Board:

 

Editors in Chief: Rexéna Napier & AlgeriaFord

Executive Editor: Brian Pollock

Symposium Editors: Noelle Rao & Ebert Haegele

Senior Articles Editor: Kelly Crouse

Senior Notes Editor: Molly Mattingly

Articles Editors: Lauren Bean, Justin Brewer, Victoria Steinbach, Benjamin Silver

Notes Editors: Forrest Kuhn, Kristin Bourland, Adam Watson

Managing Editor: Melissa McHendrix

 

Informational meetings will be held next week for anyone interested in joining this bold new Journal. 

Vegan Outreach - Presented by SALDF

Vegan Outreach will be on campus on Thursday, March 26th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Room 175. Vegan Outreach is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing animal suffering by promoting informed, ethical eating. Discussion topics will include veganism and why it is important. Bring your lunch, we'll provide dessert and Red Bull while supplies last! 

SALDF Asks For Your Help!

SALDF asks you to make a donation to help neglected animals. Clean Slate Animal Rescue, a private "shelter" in Adair County, was recently closed and its owner charged with 295 counts of animal cruelty. More than 300 animals were seized, including dogs, cats, chickens, goats, pigs, donkeys and a horse. The animals housed at the facility were extremely neglected and suffered from malnourishment, respiratory problems, mange, skin infections, parasites and various other illnesses. Unfortunately, several animals were dead by the time officials reached them, and dozens more could not be helped and were euthanized. The Humane Society of the United States has transported many of these animals to the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society Shelter for treatment before being dispersed to shelters across the state for adoption. This massive rescue effort is in need of help. SALDF will be taking donations to help the shelters housing and treating these neglected animals. Donation bins will be in the Law School lobby all week for donated goods, and a table will be set up from 12 - 2 p.m on Tuesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 12th to collect cash donations. A list of items needed is included below. Thanks for all your help!

Items Needed: blankets,old towels, pet shampoo, paper towels, bleach, cedar shavings, and gloves.

 

For more information see: http://www.fox41.com/Global/story.asp?S=9907577

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2009/03/03/news/news1.txt

http://www.hsus.org/press_and_publications/press_releases/hsus_helps_rescued_dogs_in_kentucky_030209.html

 

SALDF Meeting!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will meet on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Room 171. Feel free to attend whichever meeting fits your schedule!