Lunch webinar with Professor Randall S. Abate

What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?

The Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG) and the Centre for Comparative and European Studies (CECS) of the Faculty of Law, and the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen are hosting a webinar on What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law? on Friday 12th June 2020.

Presentation summary

The webinar will address Professor Abate’s research, recently published as a book, What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?  (forthcoming Environmental Law Institute Press, 2d ed., July 2020). In his book, Prof. Abate has assembled an experienced team of 36 academics, advocates, and legal professionals from the environmental and animal law fields to examine the experiences of these two fields. Drawing on lessons from history, politics, and law, the 29-chapter book examines how environmental law’s successes and shortcomings can inform animal law, and how the two fields can work together to secure mutual gains in the future.

This book talk will address the book’s coverage by providing an overview of key themes from the First Edition and using two chapters from the Second Edition as case studies to illustrate select new themes at the intersection of animal, environmental, and food law and policy: (1) how state false advertising statutes can be used to combat “humane washing” practices in the food industry that are simultaneously harmful to animals, human health, and the environment; and (2) how the debate over lab-grown meat presents complex law and policy challenges in seeking to protect animals and the environment and in seeking to promote an adequate and healthy food supply for humans.


Randall S. Abate is the inaugural Rechnitz Family Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy and a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at Monmouth University, NJ, USA. He teaches courses in domestic and international environmental law, constitutional law, and animal law. Professor Abate has published five books—and more than thirty law journal articles and book chapters—on environmental and animal law topics, with a recent emphasis on climate change law and justice. Early in his career, Professor Abate handled environmental law matters at two law firms in Manhattan.

Time: Friday, 12th June 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 Copenhagen

Everyone is welcome to attend. No registration is needed!

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