The Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Animal Law Society will join the Connecticut Bar Association’s Animal Law Section to host the panel discussion, “Understanding the Legislative Process: Animals and the Law,” on Thursday, Jan. 8.

The program will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the School of Law Center on the North Haven Campus. It will examine the process of animal legislation and highlight recent bills that have passed involving animals.

The speakers will include: Brittney Finoia, a second-year Quinnipiac law student and president of the Animal Law Society; Colette Griffin, co-chair of the animal law section of the Connecticut Bar Association; Amy Harrell, president of Connecticut Votes for Animals; Annie Hornish, director of the Connecticut Humane Society; Robert F. Shea, Jr., an attorney and lobbyist for the ASPCA; and state Rep. Diana Urban.

“Every speaker is so influential in the field of animal law,” said Finoia, of Wallingford. “Animal law is a topic that has continuously been kept in the shadows. By creating opportunities for students, professionals and the community to better understand the impact the law can have on animals, we are hoping to generate strong voices to implement change.”

An open forum discussion will follow the panel presentation.

“Everyone, not only people involved in the legal field, should understand our legislative process,” Finoia said. “Understanding how legislation works is a powerful tool to administer change and growth.”

The event is free and open to the public. To register, click here and use the seminar code EAL140108. For more information, call 203-582-8652.

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