On November 5, the DePaul Center for Animal Law joined with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and various chapters of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) to kick off the holiday season by celebrating Chicago's animal law community.
Attorneys, faculty members and law students from throughout Chicago joined together for a two-hour networking reception held in the Student Lounge. The reception featured refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, including donated barbecue seitan from Original Soul Vegetarian Cafe. Chelsea McFadden, Chicago Regional Representative with ALDF and a 3L at John Marshall Law School, and Brett Harrison Davinger, associate director of the Center for Animal Law, helped organize the event.
The reception offered multiple areas of interest for attendees. Pamela Hart, the director of the Animal Law Program at ALDF, spoke on behalf of her organization.