The AALS Sections on Animal Law, Disability Law and Law and Mental Disability have issued a call for papers for their 2016 panel, Animals as Living Accomodations.
This panel will explore the use of animals as living accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The panel will be interdisciplinary, likely spanning topics in animal, disability, health, business, criminal and education law and policy. Possible topics include but are not limited to: business obligations to accommodate service and emotional support animals; species restrictions in service animals; animals as accommodations in schools; emotional support animals in civil and criminal proceedings, housing, and air travel; the use of animals to treat mental distress; and service animal training and placement. Interested speakers should submit an abstract of up to 300 words electronically by August 31, 2016 to: Ani B. Satz, Chair, AALS Section on Animal Law, firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected speakers will have the option of publishing original papers in a dedicated symposium in the Animal Law Review.