Animal Law Society
The Duquesne University School of Law Animal Law Society provides a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.
On Monday, October 3rd, 2011 the Animal Law Society was honored to host Ms. Linda Drago, Esq., as their first speaker of the school year. Ms. Drago currently serves as Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel at Duquesne University. She is an adoption consultant for Going Home Greyhounds, a non-profit organization that facilitates the placement of retired racing greyhounds into permanent homes, and is also an Advisory Board member for Animal Friends, a Pittsburgh no-kill shelter.
Ms. Drago spoke on specific issues related to retired racing greyhounds and the progress that has been made in their placement into "forever homes" in recent years. She also spoke about the impact that legislation has had on animal rights and protection in recent years, and on the need for additional animal law reforms in many areas. She encouraged law students to become proactive and to make a difference in the care and protection of animals in the region and the country through legislation.