The third annual Animal Rescue Law Forum, created by Kevan Cleary P’12 and continued with the support of Tami Aisenson K’75, P’12 will take place on Wednesday, March 16, in New York City. The forum brings together lawyers and animal rights activists from around the region to discuss current animal-related legal issues. This year, the organization lists its topics as “New York’s ‘Dangerous Dog’ law, animal cruelty prevention, and rescuing migratory birds.”

This event has also demonstrated the extraordinary bond between Hamilton alumni and current students. Since its first year, Cleary and Aisenson have sought help from current students in organizing and publicizing the event.  This past semester, a few members of Hamilton’s Mock Trial team—Jonathan Stanhope ’18, Rachel Dawson ’19 and Samantha Gordon ’19—have spent countless hours working on the event and communicating regularly with Cleary and Aisenson.  

Aisenson remarked, “Our Hamilton interns have been essential in our efforts to reach animal lovers and the animal rescue community” and further stated that she’s “thrilled to see Hamilton students using their skills and talents to help a good cause.”

The organizers hope to expand the Hamilton network of alumni and students who care about animal welfare issues, and invite Hamilton community members to attend the event this year. The event will be held  on March 16, from 6-8 p.m., at the New York County Lawyers Association building at 14 Vesey Street in lower Manhattan. There is no cost for entry, and a light dinner will be served.

If interested in attending or finding out more information about the event, please contact animalrescuelawforum@gmail.com


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